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2010

Another very good year for snow early on and not too bad late in the season. Did a couple of day ski tours in January, one freezing, the other boiling. Climbed the ice wall in the Gorge for the first time. We went ski touring in April from Chamonix to Arolla on the Classic Haute Route (not the rather disparagingly named Ladies Route via Verbier). Not fresh powder like last year but plenty of snow, largely great weather and some tough climbs. All documented in our book.

In June we climbed the Dome de Miage for the first time, which was truly memorable, amazing views and fantastic conditions with an interesting unplanned detour on the way down.

In September we walked from Chamonix-Zermatt on the walkers Haute-Route (plus our two dogs), quite tough and the dogs were very brave. Another great walk with pretty good weather on the whole. The Hotel Weisshorn was probably the most memorable location and we made some amusing friends.

Unusually we came out to Les Contamines in mid-October and discovered what a great time of year it is to come out. We had some fresh powder and snowshoed up to la Balme on a glorious blue sky day plus played golf and enjoyed the fabulous autumn colours.

We were surprised how many shops and restaurants where open in such an out of season period. Meant to do some climbing but ran out of time.

27 December 2010

We’ve had a wonderful time here is Les Contamines Jolyvue !! Lots of snow and some sun as well. We don’t want to leave and were hoping the airport was closed. Jolyvue was most comfortable and cosy. We used the cheminé a lot! Sarah and Bruno have been most welcoming and helpful. Truly wonderful. Bruno is the best monitor de ski in town. I finally understood the meaning of carving and the kids both truly improved after just 2 hours of ski lessons. Thank you for a wonderful 10 days we won’t forget.

14 August 2010

Nous vous remercions de l’excellent séjour aux Contamines, avec le souhait de continuer nos belles randonnées. Au plaisir de vous recontactez.

1 March 2010

Little I can add to earlier comments – great spot. Let down a bit by the weather (snowed but at the wrong time) but hard as I try I can’t blame you for that! Will be making a report to the L Club as a possible future venue.

17 January 2010

Many thanks for another fabulous weekend. As ever the organisation was superb. Thoroughly enjoyed sledging and 17 points at bridge – a bonus.
Superbes trois jours même si les temps n’était pas toujours au rendez-vous. Comme d’habitude on a trop mangé mais c’était trop bon ! Mille fois merci.

2 January 2010

Great week. The weather was a complete white out – hoods and goggles and completely soaked all week but still skied every day. Will (11) 2nd week skiing paralleling, Abi (9) in complete control and Hattie (5½) got it on the last day!! Snow plough turns on demand. New year great in the square though the kids were sleepy. Loved the apartment as soon as we walked in – liked the fact that it is so obviously loved and enjoyed by yourselves. We had a lovely night in with a fire and watched Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Thanks again.