We decided on Les Contamines. Although Toyota Land Cruiser's have a formidable reputation for toughness it's a big ask to cram them with over a 1000 kilos of sculpted, lean muscle . Still, despite bulging tyres we arrived serenely at the cable car station and were greeted with beautiful weather and exceptional light fluffy snow.
The day would have been perfect apart an incompetent lunch where we had to wait for over an hour for our food. I always thought the French knew how to cook omelettes.
Our second day is traditionally our ski touring day. The Excess Boys had been nothing of the sort the night before showing a steely focus when they turned up at La Flegere at 8.45am. They were greeted by the usual Chamonix Ski Station incompetence with a massive queue. An even bigger queue than normal because the adjacent Le Brevent cable car had also malfunctioned. [Again.] Still I'm sure the people didn't mind the two hour wait in -14c conditions.
The ski conditions were so good that we could ski all the way down to the car park. It was an exceptionally good day out.
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