The slopes of the French Alps, some passable until late April and even in summer, are among the largest and sought ones in Europe. Low prices, family atmosphere and quality ski are the terms that properly describe them. Most of them are the strengths of the French resorts on the border with Switzerland, the most populated and popular locations on the winter season. Continue reading “French Alps” »
Nestling in the shadow of Mont Blanc – Europe’s highest mountain at 4807m -Chamonix lives and breathes mountain history. Chamonix has long been hailed as a mecca for climbing and mountaineering with bearded mountain men in de rigour battered alpine gear seen striding around town and regaling unfortunate listeners with tales of leaping crevasses, dodging rock falls and climbing peaks.
There’s Mont Blanc to be summated, the north face of Les Drus to be tackled and Les Grands Jorasses to inspire. Indeed, Chamonix first came to prominence as a summer tourist destination in the 19th century and the first cable car opened at Le Brevant for summer walkers. Continue reading “Chamonix Mont Blanc vacations” »