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Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Flaine March 6th 2008

It is March, it's been cold and the snow is falling in Europe again - seems like a good excuse to organise another ski trip. Being reluctant to head away from the convenience of 'an hour from Geneva', but wanting to try somewhere new, we headed to Flaine (well actually we stayed in Les Carroz, but we skied Flaine). Apparently Flaine is known as the 'white desert' for its excellent ski cover long into the season (it is very high), but it is a dangerous desert. The mountains in the Grand Massif (the name for the ski area around Flaine - how cool is that? Sounds much better in French than 'big solid mass' which is what Babel-Fish says the translation is), are very holy. No, no: no religious connotations, they are literally covered in holes. ... read more
In front of Mt Blanc
Chief navagator
Obligatory chairlift shot

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Flaine February 4th 2007

Ok it has taken me a long while to publish this and the following blog entries. I have been extremely slack and I apologise to all those who have been waiting to read them. But here you go with photos and all. ___________________________________________________________________ What a better way to end 2006 and start 2007 than a trip to the snow with friends. I headed off with 5 friends (Mic, James, Daniel, Belinda & Rebecca) on an organised tour thingy to Flaine which is in the French Alpes. It was a 18 hour bus trip which involved me getting to know 3 people in our little crew of whom I had not met before. But it didn't take long for us all to become great friends and are still great friends to this day. Our trip consisted of ... read more
A tight squeeze
some of the crew
group photo

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Flaine January 28th 2007

A fantastic Christmas and New Year it was....... read more
Merry Christmas
French Alps

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