Wednesday, 28 March 2007


It was amazing, beautiful and all around fantastic. Sunday was a day filled with powder skiing and I loved it. My legs hurt and I was absolutely exhausted by the end but it was completely worth it. We were going to ski at Saint Gervais because there was a big snowboarding competition at the snow park but Charlotte convinced me to ski in Les Contamines. Good thing she is persuasive. It started with a couple of long runs on Hauteluce in the sunshine before lunch followed by a short pause for a ham sandwich and a little coffee and some fantastic people watching.

Sidenote: I love the French use of the combinaison, the one piece ski-outfit most I see are from the seventies/eighties but somehow they are still making them and they are still selling like hotcakes today.

So back to it, Charlotte and I met up with another friend just as we were about to head out for more skiing and did a couple hors pistes runs where things were pretty well skied over. Then we hit the jackpot on a hidden spot and skied the same run about 5 times in pristine powder. It felt so good. I am finally able to keep up with the locals. It's nice to be with everyone that has been skiing since they were 2.


Emily said...

Sounds wonderful. My husband loves Les Contamines...maybe because he can ski there for free? :)
We might be there on Sunday.

Sara said...

hi, im another haute savoie resident, found your blog from your comment on emily's

the skiing sounds like fun!