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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Day 26: Tignes, Val d'Isere

Out again with Ben today under cloudless skies. Over to Val d'Isere and up to Solaise (which now has a fast chairlift as well as the slow cable-car I remember).
Panorama from top of the Daille buble (with Mont Blanc!)
Down some runs I hadn't ever reached before at the back and beyond Solaise, then back to Val, up to Bellevarde and down for lunch near the Marmottes lift.
View down Isere valley over Lac du Chevril and its dam. Les Brevieres
is below the dam.

After lunch Greg fell (despite his expensive new Surefoot boots), maybe it was the moguls he wanted to try. He was able to ski down to the top of the Daille bubble and take that down to La Daille. We went down "OK", which used to be the downhill course, and then back up and over to go up onto the Grande Motte again.
180+ degree panorama from top of Grande Motte cable-car (3456m)
The view from up here is great, including Mont Blanc, and most of La Rosiere.
Finally back home, though the run into Les Brevieres is now extremely icy. The snow elsewhere remains surprisingly good, though the forecast is resolutely set on sun.

Some idiot spoiling the view from the Grande Motte

1 comment:

  1. What's the forecast for La Ros next week Jim? Do you have any last-minute requests for equipment we should bring over?