First day of skiing 2016

Everything set up in the motorhome now so we’re ready to visit the slopes. We’ve had conflicting reports about snow conditions and we’re eager to find out for ourselves. Sometimes the first day can seem to present unnecessary challenges, putting on boots takes longer than usual, forgetting an essential item or feeling rushed. Today seemed to go well, except for how uncomfortable my ski boots were, and they were on the loosest settings, it took a few runs to sort out the settings and then I was able to enjoy pain-free skiing.

IMG_2153We stopped at the Chalet le Fôret otherwise know as the Cavern for a coffee, one of the cheapest on the slopes and a chance to access some wifi. Snow conditions seemed good but the weather was very warm, hot even and in the afternoon there was a hint of wet snow, but nothing serious. We skied from Arc 1600 over to Vallendry and then up the Transarc into Arc 2000. We came back via the pool where skiers try and skim across the top of the swimming pool, unfortunately, it was covered and there was no action to watch.

We covered most of the main areas and the snow conditions were good. The forecast for the next few day is mixed and so more snow may be laid on the mountains.

Skiing with Peter

Do you like my hat?
Do you like my hat?



After making Peter ski with two snowboarders I relented and had a day of skiing with him. After making sure that he was properly dressed we were ready for a great day of skiing. Once again we had perfect weather.




Peter is a great skier and at 76 is still one of the fastest on the slopes as you will see from the video I tried to take of him. Of course the other known with Peter is that he loves to meet new people and will stop for a chat. So when lunch came at Les Arcs 1600, it was no surprise that he made some new friends.


Peter's made some new friends
Peter’s made some new friends








Arrived Bourg St Maurice

All parked up
All parked up

After three days travelling we arrived safely this afternoon. A bit of a wait while the office finished their siesta and let us know which pitch we are on.

Setting up up here is much easier than La Manga, there’re no large plots to set up, just level off and plug into the electric and you’re done. The bigger job is to get rid of all the warm weather clothing and sort out all the winter and skiing clobber.