Monthly Archives: January 2015

Japan – first days

Our first view of Japan with Mt. Fuji seen near the Swiss Air wing tip. Japan in January definitely has her winter coat firmly on! Japan Rail keep all their trains incredibly clean. Before the start of each Shinkansen (bullet … Continue reading

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Ice festival

The weekend brought an Ice Festival to Chamonix supported by big names in outdoor adventure clithing. Evening activities for brave climbers included climbing and stacking milk crates. As seen here this climber did not win the prize for the highest … Continue reading

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Chamonix, France

Chamonix is a charming French alpine ski resort with a small village atmosphere.  Despite the late afternoon flat light, the snow and the ever present cold you see many people out for a promenade along the villages’ carless streets. A … Continue reading

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Enroute to Chamonix, France

After our final Tim Horton’s coffee with Nick near the airport we waited ever so long at Vancouver to start on the first leg of our trip to Geneva via Frankfurt. Lufthansa took our ski bags without any fuss, but … Continue reading

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Goodbye Whistler Hello Vancouver

Finn practices saying ‘Cheers’ with the family. Aunty Vic and Bill with Finn at the chalet. Alex and Patrick enjoying our last night. Nick, Bill and Jane relaxing in the lounge. MEG, Jane and Finn enjoying the last fire at … Continue reading

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Peter’s 70th birthday celebratory dinner

Peter enjoyed having his whole family together for our last night – it was his 70th birthday celebration at Caramba, an Italian restaurant in Whistler Village. Birthdays always need birthday cakes – even 70ths! After returning to the chalet it … Continue reading

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Snow on Thursday

It was not a great day out in the weather today – freezing cold outside with intermittent snow flurries. Only 6 family members ventured out onto the slopes. Our last night eating at the chalet – the menu was green … Continue reading

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The start of our 3 continents skiing trip

It’s taken some time to get our gear down to the 23kg limit for each of our ski bags – thankfully these large ski bags are on wheels! We’re excited to be going on our first overseas skiing trip to … Continue reading

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