La Plagne, Monday 08/03

Nice long sleep, up early and ready to hit slopes. Weather slightly warmer than previous thanks to clear blue skies. Decided to try the runs below 1800 down to the village of Montalbert. Runs well scatered through the trees but blues where very hard in places. Reds although steeper had bit more snow. Bottom was like an ice rink. Went towards Belleplagne for lunch. Runs around Plagne Centre were softer and very pleasant. Views from top of the cable car at La Grande Rochette were spectacular. After sandwiches took long trip to glacier. Bit more snow up top made the runs with sufficient width very good. Back to Plagne via Les Sources – excellent run. Final run from Colorado lift before home.

Bar crawl in the evening. Started at Le Mine in 1800, caught bus up to Centre. Igloo bar first then walk across snow/ice to Scottys. JA regretted wearing his dancing shoes as ended up on his arse once and needed shoving a lot of the way. Jagerbombs started taking their toll. Last bar was Plan JA. Bad music. JW and I just made last bus back. Rest managed to find a minibus coming back a bit later – wouldn’t have wanted to do the walk.

Towards Champagny from La Grande Rochette

View from the Glacier

Lunch at Belle Plagne

Blue from La Grande Rochette

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