Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Snow-shoeing with Gordon

We had an offpiste day planned with Alex Perrinet (mountain guide in #Megeve) but it was cancelled as the snow was not good enough and it was dangerous.   Gordon and I decided to do something different - you can do that when you're here all  season! and got the snow shoes out.   John had a transfer in the morning so he couldn't come with us, but he drove us up to the beginning of the path.  We walked up towards Christomet on Jaillet, coming out at the Auberge Du Christomet.   That has had a face lift which I think is a disaster.  There is a new outside seating area and bar where the little swimming pool used to be.   It looks very expensive and very empty.  Just next door to it is a snack bar caravan where the sandwiches cost 5 euros.  There is seating there under a canopy.  We walked up under the chair that goes up to Combloux, eventually coming out at the top of the Jaillet cabin.  By that time we were both feeling tired (it seems much harder to walk in snow shoes) so got the cabin down.  It was a lovely tramp.  The paths are well sign posted and it is nice to try something different.

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