Our day off

Blue sky. That’s what we saw when we peeked out of the curtains on Thursday morning. Blue sky and hardly anybody else on the piste. Brilliant.

Thus began our day off this week, and as we had such fun skiing the Portes du Soleil, we thought you might like to see it all in pictures.

Starting off in Les Gets on freshly fallen snow, we made our way to the Chamossiere peak, to ski one of our favourite runs.


The lift takes you up to one of the best view points of Mont Blanc in Les Gets, and on such a clear day the view really was stunning.



The run down was superb, and with the thrill of knowing we had a whole day ahead of us, we pointed our skis in the direction of the Morzine bubble lift.

From there the ‘petit train’ took us and our skis through the picturesque town, then the Super Morzine lift took us up to Avoriaz.



The snow in Avoriaz was lovely, and the skiing is quite challenging in this beautiful area, so after a few runs we stopped for hot chocolate and a crepe.


Then on towards Les Crosets in Switzerland, and the fantastic skiing to be had in the large bowl created by the 2400m-odd peaks surrounding it.


We spent a long time playing around this area – you could easily while away a day here, and that’s just one small bit of the vast Portes du Soleil!

Time was slipping by, so we made our way back to Avoriaz, then down to Morzine, where we managed to miss the last bubble lift back up to Les Gets. Ah well, nothing’s perfect they say, though today came pretty close.