Archive for March, 2017

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Sunshine, Spring Snow and simply Fab Conditions

March 20, 2017

After the crazy weather and lots of snow during the first week of March the sun came out. And, we were able to ski beautifully groomed pistes under deep azure, blue skies. Now the school holidays were over we were also able to find many uncrowded runs and in Switzerland some perfect Spring Snow on their more south facing, off piste slopes. Given the sun had come out the obligatory PDS tour was undertaken on at least, two occasions. This also meant a visit to the fab Café des Sports in Morgins (twice), where we were able to sit outside in their courtyard and just watch the world pass by for an hour or so.

Old friends Alison and Cath came for their annual trip and they were joined by another regular Louise and new guests Al & Anna who managed to escape their 2 young children for a long weekend. The larger than life Ian Douglas and his good friends (Neil & Simon) also arrived at the chalet for the first time. They were a touch disappointed that England didn’t manage to do the Grand Slam double, but loved the skiing!!

Here’s a selection of the pics:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow, rain, snow, hail, Thunder & Lightning and lots more snow!!

March 8, 2017

Early March has seen some curious weather with storms and snow settling in the village – yep, we had to get Lotty the Snowblower out which is really unusual for this time of the year.

It has been a touch disconcerting skiing through the trees with Thunder & Lightning reverberating all around. And, then you find a tree lying acoss the piste on the blue Lievre run in the Nyon sector!!

But, the good news snow conditions have been fab and we’ve had lots of guests who’ve been able to enjoy – My nephews the Cattigans and the new member of the Cattigan family Lizzie who was on skis for the first time, our regulars and great friends Nicki, Tim, Helen & Mark. Plus new guests – Johan & Dimitar, Ian Roberts and his group. Apart from the skiing (sorry Helen I really couldn’t avoid that Mogul field), many good lunches in our favourite mountain restaurants, a few drinks in Morzine’s various bars – William and Rita won the Trivial Pursuit Challenge whilst Dimitar seemed to be the Backgammon Champion!!

We even managed an excursion to St. Gervais and a journey on the Mont Blanc Tramway upto the Bionnassay Glacier – spectacular as it passes the skiing in Les Houches (Chamonix Valley) with stunning views and picturesque scenery. Thoroughly recommended!!

Here’s a few pics for you all to enjoy: