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Skiing Belle Plagne 2008

 

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Severe storms in Europe resulted in a 6-hours delay of our outward flight. Little did we know, at the time of this photo, that we would not see our accommodation until 4am the following day!

 

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With 4 hours sleep we were on the piste at 9am. Skiing directly to and from the door of our apartment in Belle Plagne.

 

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Our first two days were very warm: +14degC. And by contrast the coldest day dropped to –14degC!

 

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Most of the area had good snow, but the warm weather was taking its toll…

 

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The high parts of the resort afforded magnificent views of the Alps: this is Mt Blanc…

 

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We were self-catering, and Ashley is always well balanced when doing the shopping: semi-skimmed and cabinet sauvignon…

 

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We dinned out in the evenings, and on this occasion I could not resist the third dessert on this menu…

 

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And Ashley was very happy with his Germconerdle (I don’t know how its spelt!).

 

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It was all just too much for George…

 

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Finishing with Ashley’s panorama (most of the photos on this page are his).

 

The temperatures were sometimes too high and other times too low. The snow conditions were largely OK, but could have done with some fresh stuff in places. As ever the holiday was much enjoyed and all too short.

 

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