Skiing and Boarding in Val Cenis, French Alps (2019) | Travel and Life style Diaries


We decided to keep in Val Cenis ski resort for our second day of skiing and boarding.

The benefit of skiing off-peak season is much less human visitors on the slopes.

We discovered that our ski pass has a totally free upgrade equivalent to an Eskimo Pass. Simply because we have a six-day ski pass, we are entitled to ski at the other five ski resorts in the Maurienne valley for 1-day every. Dutchman and I currently planned to ski and board at two other ski resorts but for Monday, the second day of skiing, we decided to keep at our dwelling base in Val Cenis.

For this day, we planned on taking the two summits of Lanslevillard and Lanslebourg, the 2540m and 2330m.

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Moi virtually geared up for skiing. Our ski locker area is in the basement of the chalet and there is a lift so that is definitely handy.

The Vieux Moulin gondola. You see the chalet on the distance on the far correct? That is our chalet constructing complicated. It is not a extremely far stroll definitely.

This is the Escargot green slope and we take this going back to the chalet, to the slope that goes back to the Vieux Moulin gondola and we take a detour just ahead of reaching it.

To commence with, Dutchman and I are not definitely hardcore skiers and boarders. We usually go to the piste just ahead of 12 noon, about 11-ish most of the instances, but on this day we had been later than usual. We reminded ourselves that we had been on vacation so absolutely nothing to be concerned at all becoming late! There is no rule to be at 09:00 sharp at the ski lift. We choose to take points relaxed, that is our vacation style.

But are not we glad that we skied and boarded late mainly because the entire morning it snowed and by the time we had been up in the gondola going to the mountains, the sun and blue skies broke via the clouds! Hallelujah!

It wasn’t definitely a sunny day but it was a day mix of all the things: Sun, blue skies, grey, clouds, mist, wind and we even had a bit of shower. It was surely considerably greater than in the morning and yesterday.

The village of Lanslevillard.

Some sun breaking via the clouds.

Our route for the day was going up to two summits, the 2540m and the 2330m.

We initially went to the 2540m summit by way of the TSD Solert chairlift and we skied down by way of the red Solert and blue Familiale slopes ahead of taking the Escargot to attain the Arcellins lift that will bring us to the 2330m summit. From right here we went down via some good blues (Quebecoise, Tetras, Familiale) and red (Ouillon), then taking the green Escargot to the Lanslebourg village exactly where we went up once more with the Ramasse lift.

At the leading of the Ramasse lift, we had a tiny break at the Bar Le Refuge exactly where I had some Vin Chaud (gluhwein/mulled wine) and Dutchman, a Choco Chaud (hot milk chocolate). It was previous three in the afternoon so it was way just after lunchtime and not lots of men and women had been about. It was also a Monday in January, off-peak season, therefore.

Warm drink break in the mountains: Vin chaud and Choco chaud.

Bar Le Refuge at the leading of the Ramasse lift.

The climate began to turn about so we decided to take the slopes back to the village. We took the blue Chamois and green Escargot back to our chalet. The good factor with our chalet apartment is that we can ski and board virtually all the way to our doorstep. We loved this comfort so considerably!

The evening was a good and properly-deserved spa ahead of dining out in Lanslebourg.

So right here are the rest of the photographs on our second day of skiing, on a Monday. We largely took the photographs though sitting on a chairlift and enjoying the alpine views. Some had been taken upon arrival at the summit.

The slopes had been not busy at all on a Monday afternoon.

Moi right here at the 2540m summit.

Dutchman took a handful of images of moi.

On the Arcellins lift going up to the 2330m summit.

The good factor becoming on the chairlift is the view.

And seeing skiers and boarders taking the off-piste route.

We had a mix of clouds and blue skies. We can’t complain mainly because the day ahead of we only had snow, mist and all the things grey.

At the 2330m summit, we had some turn of climate events. Appear at the big grey factor looming down the slopes.

It was once more a mix of all sorts. We had wind and a bit of windstorm. 

Snow dust in the wind.

Often you have to cease for a moment till the windstorm is more than.

At the finish of the day…. our skis and board back in the locker and we at the chalet apartment.

Travel Period: January 2019
Location: Val Cenis, Savoie (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes) France

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