As I have been away from skiing for a few days I thought that I’d go today . But the trouble for me today was after such a busy weekend, the alarm went off and I just couldn’t get out of bed for the early lifts.
After eventually getting out of bed, sorting the cats out, cleaning a bit here and there it was 11 am, still plenty of time.
Straight out, jumped in the car and within 12 minutes I was in the Venosc lift going up to Les Deux Alpes. It is so much easier than driving up to the resort.
Short walk to the lift at the top, a six man chairlift to myself (one advantage of being later!)
The slopes weren’t busy and looked in good condition. I made my way up to the glacier after a few different runs to get there. When I arrived at the top the sun had gone to sleep and the flat light was here to stay. I made the short walk from the top of the furnicular, at I think 3400m to the button lift which takes you to the very top of the glacier at 3600m it’s not always open and with no wind today, why not. Shame I couldn’t see Mont Blanc or Alpe d’Huez – the view is often stunning
I headed straight back down from the top to Signal red then back up the lift and over the “wall” as we call it, back down to the lift, back up again then back down another way.
A few more runs then time to head home, finished on the ‘Diable’run back into the resort which was in a brilliant condition today.
Not a long day but good fun either.
Tomorrow time for somewhere different? Serre Chevalier.