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.

Journey from La Manga to Bourg St Maurice: Narbonne

We have stopped here a few times, only €9 and that includes electricity. On the land opposite us there was a full blown circus with lions and all the rest of it. A good place to stop, near the motorway and a large supermarket and eateries nearby.

We have been very lucky with travel conditions over the whole journey, they have been perfect so far. In fact, as we were about to find out, they were good until we got near to our final destination.

Journey from La Manga to Bourg St Maurice: Peñiscola

IMG_2145We tried a new stop over in Peñiscola, La Volta Peñiscola Stop and Go. €7 per night including wifi. Good showers and perfect for a 1 night stop over. It was very busy, in fact, there was a sign saying it was full, but Lesley charmed the Manager into allowing us to stop on a pitch with no electric. We would definitely use it again, but next time perhaps it would be better to book in advance.