Skiing in Les Gets

Packing up and using the Flot Bleu to service the van all went smoothly including getting a refund on our 2 non-working jetons. However before traveling to Les Gets, to meet our friends Dave, Shirley & George, we stopped off and brought Lesley a new ski jacket from Intersport in Praz du Lys

Finding the Chalet Fleur de Neige proved to be easy and we spent a relaxed afternoon sorting out skis for the others and had lunch in town whilst George had a private lesson. On Monday we took things easy sticking to the blue runs which George managed to negotiate safely.

Dave T, Shirley, George & Dave with Mont Chery ski area in the background

Tuesday morning, we headed over to the Mont Chery area where from the top we enjoyed the most fantastic views of Mont Blanc. We loved cruising the red runs in this area and after a hot chocolate stop at Le Grand Ourse, it was time to meet up with George after his lesson and head over to Morzine for an outside lunch stop at Chez Nannon.

The view from the top of Mont Chery with Mont Blanc left and Praz de Lys area on the right

Wednesday’s skiing was marred a bit when George missed the rendezvous after he did a blue whilst we did a red run. After some frantic mobile calls George was eventually established as being ok and back in Les Gets, the remaining four had a lovely memorable lunch

Including Dave’s tartiflette pictured, at Le Chasse Montagne – thanks for the recommendation Paul.

Snow started to fall and we called it a day since the light was poor. We met Ian, another chalet guest on the way back and he helped us fit the snow chains to the van in case we have to move it in the morning as it has been snowing and the snow plough may need to come access up the ramp to the chalet. As it was the chalet staff’s day off we went out with Ian and his son Alex to La Copeaux.

George’s knee was playing up on Friday so he didn’t ski, the four of us skied the reds over at Mont Chery, which once again was sunny and well pisted. After two attempts at recommended mountain refuges we had lunch at GQ. The famous five re grouped for Saturday with the focus being on having an enjoyable and safe last day together.

Le Vaffieu
At the top of the Pléney at the arrival of the Belvédère chairlift

We also managed to book a table at Le Vaffieu which with great food and warm and friendly atmosphere we all agreed was the best mountain lunch of the week.

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