Ski Chamonix .... again!!

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February 22nd 2008
Published: April 27th 2008
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At the top of the highest lift in ChamonixAt the top of the highest lift in ChamonixAt the top of the highest lift in Chamonix

With Mt Blanc in the background
It seems you just cant keep me away from the place..... I enjoyed my 11 days in Chamonix at Christmas/new year so much, I could not pass up the opportunity to return in February. (Actually, that is not quite true, I would have quite liked to check out another resort - it is just that Chamonix is so easy to get to - only just over an hour drive from Geneva airport.)

This time my travel companion was a mate from work, Deano, who has not yet seen the light and is still a skier. Still, our standards are not that dissimilar so it was great to have a buddy on the slopes (apart from the last day when Deano wussed out and had a rest day instead). Also managed to run into a couple of other people we knew, so we did not end up getting sick of one another's company!!

While the snow was not fabulous, there had been some falls the week before our visit, so the fading cover had been topped up. We had blue sky too - so a great chance to top up on some vitamin D. You never know, I might actually
Chairlift photoChairlift photoChairlift photo

Yep - very sunny
start getting good at this snowboarding malarkey (spelling anyone?).

PS The photos on this entry seem to be a bit blurred. No idea how that happened. Sorry.

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Deano at the start of Grand MontetDeano at the start of Grand Montet
Deano at the start of Grand Montet

Lots of icy bumps - tough on the legs!
Pre pole lossPre pole loss
Pre pole loss

Not long after this, Deano left his poles on the bus from the ski fields. Luckily, we were able to recover them.
'Tisn't easy 'Tisn't easy
'Tisn't easy

To get the jumping photo right

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