IS THERE A BETTER WAY TO START 2020?

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January 1st, at 8:55pm I found myself waiting in front of the gate G13 in the termial 2 of the Barcelona Airport. I was about to catch a plane, a plane to Geneve (Switzeland🇨🇭). From there I took a bus to Chamonix. At 1:30pm I arrived to Chamonix Sud Bus Station. Andreu was there waiting for me. We were sleeping in a small hostel in the small town of Argentière (France 🇫🇷), 8 minutes drive from the bus station. We were there for 4 days full of ski.
I COULND’T THINK OF A BETTER START OF 2020!!

The first three days we went to Les Grands Montets and to BrĂ©vent-FlĂ©gère. In Les Grands Montets the pistes are spread over three slopes (the Argentière glacier, Lognan and the Pendant) which also offer magnificent off-piste, which we couldn’t enjoy because it didn’t snowed in more than 12 days.


The stations Brévent and Flégère were connected by a cable car in 1997, and they have one of the most wonderful views of a ski station from the alps, where you ski while seeing the Mont Blanc massif. FACT: this stations are so steep that a red pist could be a black one in the Pyrenees. And, of course, we always find the time for a quick snack, or not so quick..

THE TEAM

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From left to right: Clara, Àlex, me, Anna, Andreu, Roser, Mònica, Arnau and Xavi

SKIING IN FRONT OF THE MONT BLANC


We spent the last day in Les Houches, with its breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc, only 5km away from the peak. It is a very versatile station where you can find from the Alpine Ski World Cup to families spending their holidays. Les Houches its the first resort you find when you enter the valley which makes the one with lower altitude (from 1000m to 1900m) but its not a problem with its 55km of marked pistes.

After the whole day skiing and a well deserved hot shower we spend all the afternoons walking though Chamonix and its typical mountain gear shops, souvenirs or the typical food of the area. This small town with a bit more than 8.000 inhabitants is consecrated as a winter Mecca with some of the best attractions of the Alps such as Aguille du Midi, Le VallĂ©e Blanche, le Mer de Glace, and of course the Mont Blanc, amongst others. It hosted the Winter Olympic games in 1924 and today is not only an important tourist destination, but it is also a strategic link with Italy via the Mont-Blanc tunnel.