can't believe i had the chance to see these bad boys (the french alps) but i was able to this past january and february (2011). what an amazing experience. with 66 chair lifts, a million different runs, and fabulous restaurants in the middle of these massive mountains - i recommend this to anyone who has the chance. i wouldn't call myself an expert skiier either and although my nerves were high at first, after a day of skiing (and some major wipeouts) i felt prepared for the next week!
the view from our chalet
our 12 person chalet equipped with 2 british hosts who cooked fabulous meals and cleaned up after our late nights of french wine and games
a neat ice bar inside one of the shopping/hotel centres
raclette - an amazing french meal consisting of melting cheese with meats, breads, and vegetables. like a fondue but even better!
me and my ski bunny
It's no wonder they say the French could care less to leave their own country; they have mountains, beaches (the south of France), and the Eiffel Tower... what more can you ask for??