Skiing in Chamonix
In March, winter sports enthusiasts from the group headed out to Chamonix ,situated in the Mont Blanc Massif ,to enjoy the excellent winter snow conditions.
On Friday we skied in the Les Houches area, and apart from one mishap when we ended up in the middle of the British Ski Academy training slalom, we enjoyed a perfect day on excellent pistes ,blue skies and fantastic view of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles.
Saturday took us to Le Tour on the French - Swiss border when poor visibility saw us on scenic runs through Le Floret.
Sunday took us the more challenging Brevent slopes. Linda and Di proved the stars of the party when along with Tim they tested their techniques fully with a descent the Charles Bozon Black run from the summit of the Brevent. Sue, Campbell and Alison enjoyed winter walking and Sunday saw Campbell join a party of 6 women on a snow shoe expedition. Campbell's style was cramped by the fact they spoke French and Russian !!!!
The Hotel didn't quite live up to expectations - the bar had disappeared from the description on the internet. Nevertheless we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and all the women in the group helped sustain tourism in the area by assisting our gorgeous Swiss banker with his questionnaire ( plus the hotel switched the heating off as we were drinking in the lounge !!)