Friday, March 30, 2012

Grand Saint Bernard Snowshoe

Fantastic outing to the Grand Saint Bernard.

As usual there was wind...but the sun came out to keep us warm! There is lots of winded snow in some places, making the walk up a bit sideways in your boots, and other spots where there is barely any snow. Very odd.
This is a fun outing for first time snowshoers because the walk can be easily adapted.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

trails today


It is going to be an interesting spring walking around with tree trunks in the middle of the trails! Last night went for an evening nightshoe up to Chez Dany and we spent more time climbing over trees than on snow - or so it seemed!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Evening snowshoe!

Fantastic idea from the girls! We took off at 7:30pm (which was the time they had reserved dinner at Chez Dany)

Little did they know it was going to take us an hour to get there because we had to stop in awe at all the squirrel trails, and leftover meals, as well as wild chevreuil tracks. By the time we got to the restaurant it was glowing in the setting sun and we were ready for the fondue!

Night time snowshoe

Nothing better to see than watch the sunset from the forest! Luckily we took the snowshoes! The way up was up & over trees in residual slippery snow, and the way down was in very hard packed piste! Essential to have them!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Grand Saint Bernard

Little ski tour to the Hospice of the Saint Bernard.

Do you actually know who he is & what he did? Well I re-read his story....and was less than impressed, so I think I will go back to the pagan name for this place which was Mount Jupiter!
I still can't believe Napoleon came up here with 40'000 troops in the 1800s in the middle of winter - what a lunatic idea!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

En raquettes sur le bisse Verbier

So much snow that little Miss Valais is under all of it! We had to give her a little snowy friend to play with until she defrosts! I hope this hot spell ends soon so we can walk around

with less fear of huge wet avalanches coming down on us.
Enjoy the sun, but be careful!