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Tuesday
Mar072006

The French Alps - What I did on my holidays

730054-1.jpg "Welcome on VALLOIRE. Located between two famous passes : the Galibier and the Télégraphe, VALLOIRE is an authentic charming resort, proposing many types of activities. (drinking, shagging, yodelling)

VALLOIRE is also a traditional village built around its baroque style church (XVIIth century). The 1300 inhabitants are playing a great part in making the atmosphere friendly and warm. (and milking the tourists for all they can get)

VALLOIRE offers a great ski area shared with the resort of Valmeinier. Enjoy your holiday thanks to safe slopes. 150 km of slopes for every level, 375 snow-guns and different types of skiing: ski, snowboard (snowpark), carving, cross-country skiing (25 km)…

IN VALLOIRE, have fun with après-ski activities! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) Leisure facilities, services and shops offer a wide range of activities: ice-skating, fitness centre, bowling, paragliding, snow-shoeing, cinema, library, cultural centre… With your family, your friends… Breathe, you are in the mountain!"

This is where I'll be next week, Campers! Driving up on Saturday. I'm taking the laptop and hoping to post from a WI-FI Café. I've bought a bigger memory card for the SONY and, like I said, I'm gonna Snow-Cam and whack it up on the site.

231239-287557-thumbnail.jpg Oh yeah, Wendy...it's been snowing since the weekend and more on the way. 180cm of cover at 2600M and -17°. 90cm at the bottom and -11°. No wind. Sunny. Colour me gone.

"Alpine ski resorts have had a over 2 feet of snow this past weekend, causing avalanches that have killed 4 so far. None of the deaths occurred in marked areas, but with this much new snow, skiing is much more hazardous than normal.

An American died Monday in the French resort of Tignes after apparently falling into a lake while off-piste skiing, rescue services said. The victim’s identity and the exact circumstances of the death were not immediately clear.
In nearby Val d’Isere, a 19-year-old Swede was swept away by an avalanche to his death after skiing off marked trails.
Avalanches also were responsible Monday for a number of injuries in France and Switzerland, where four skiers were hurt near the resort of Verbier after being caught up in a 1,000-foot-wide snowslide.
“People by themselves can continue to easily activate avalanches,” the Davos-based Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research said in its Monday evening bulletin.
On Saturday, a 45-year-old woman was killed while snow shoeing near the Alpine resort of Les Diablerets _ the season’s 17th avalanche victim in Switzerland.
A 28-year-old Norwegian tourist also died in a landslide on an Italian mountain while sightseeing.
Switzerland was just one of several European countries blanketed by blizzards over the weekend, when up to 2 feet of snow also closed roads, rail lines and airports in parts of Germany and France."
from the travelbloggers.com

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So so so so jealous. *weeps*
March 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterWCS

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