Collecting the Defender was quite a 'mission' – we left Maidenhead in the UK at 04.15 on Friday morning for Gatwick – we flew to Marseilles – as this is the closest airport to Gap – and then picked up a hire car. The weather in Marseilles was like a warm English summer day.
We are having a lot of work carried out on the Hastings Chalet: Firstly, we are totally re-furbishing the staff apartment – our staff work hard for long hours – so it will be great for them to be able to return at the end of the day to a much more comfortable (and sound proofed) apartment, hopefully they will have even more energy to give our clients an excellent service.
Don't forget the mountains in Les Gets in the summer months are awash with beauty. Savour the mountain air whilst walking between mountain cafes. Hastings itself is a 20 minute walk up to Les Pleney where you can enjoy coffee and cake overlooking the mountains towards Morzine, from there walk further up Les Chavannes, even all the way to the top, passing various cafes and restaurants along the route!
Today it is snowing heavily in Les Gets - Sue is due to leave on Saturday - let's hope she can get to the airport!
I am learning to ski and an now qualify myself as " not too bad " and so love to show off my colours ( you know .... i did a black run today ... Chamosiere or even the Yeti etc )
Truth be told, I am still much more comfortable on blues and the occasional reds. One of those red is La Tulipe, fabulous views over Mont Blanc and Dents du Midi at the top with great photo opportunities, scary scary beginning and then a magnificent wide piste ( we are talking very wide here ), the Wetzet restaurant in the middle.
Before todays 'dump' we were having beautiful crisp snow in the mornings. By late afternoon piles of powder. Very little ice. Pleasant skiing conditions with many excellent slopes right through until the end of the day.
We are now confident of good piste conditions to the end of the ski season.