Saturday, 7 November 2009

Is this it? Has winter really arrived now?

Well after a cold snap in October we had a fantastic week of hot (yes hot!) sunny weather. It was really like summer again - what a treat. We were climbing high up on the Perrons cliffs and were down to T shirts. Luckily we made the most of it - because this week all that changed and the lovely green world we knew has changed to white.
Okay so there are some good points - sunset views of the mountains, always super at this time of year, and even better when the mountains are plastered as now; and of course those glaciers need filling in before the winter season really gets going.
But it's always a shock when the first proper snow comes - time to put the snow tyres on the car, sharpen the skis and brush off the snowshoes, stock up with red wine for those long winter days when Vallorcine is cut off from the rest of the world (allegedly).....

Anyway we are now more or less in winter mode and we know there will be less of this:
and a lot more of this:

And this:

And this:

But hopefully not too much of this:

Hope to see you in the snow - come do a trip: