Archive for September, 2014


A very pleasant, late Summer weekend in Turin!

September 29, 2014

Turin is less than three hours from the chalet via the breathtaking scenery surrounding the Mont Blanc Tunnel. The weather forecast for last weekend was great so we decided to decamp for a short break since we’d never visited before. The centre of the city is truly beautiful – impressive buildings, palaces and churches, many with stunning Renaissance architecture. There are many fantastic cafes, bars and restaurants as well and all are more reasonably priced in comparison to the Alps!!

It also gave Alex and I the opportunity to take in a top class, football match. Torino were entertaining Fiorentina in the Italian, Serie A and there is a ‘Special Relationship’ between the two sets of fans so the atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly. This was helped by the temperatures being in the mid to late 20’s C, despite it being the last weekend in September. It was a good game, close – finishing 1:1.

Here are some of the pics……



New Lifts in Avoriaz (Super Morzine/ Lindarets) this Winter!

September 21, 2014

Thought everyone would be interested in the new lifts planned for Avoriaz this Winter – its 50 years since Vuarnet (Olympic champion @ Squaw Valley in 1960) opened the purpose built resort, unbelievable!! Every year the Portes du Soleil is improving the lift system which facilitates their 650 kms plus of marked pistes.  The new, fast high speed chairs are going into the Super Morzine bowl  replacing the Proclou and Seraussaix chairs which link Super M with Avoriaz and Morzine respectively.  They’re also replacing the old 3 man Brochaux chair (opposite the Mossettes/ Swiss link), which takes skiers from the Abrocotine Valley above Avoriaz. Just click on the link for the details………

It’s all really good news for our ski area!!