|Looking from Summit of the Bec Ronde.|
Charlie Mike joined me for a second time this season. This time they were joined by their friend Di .We had a couple of days ski touring. One at La Flegere where we found some good spring snow above Lac Blanc plus we found ourselves skiing through some unique terrain with marvellous back drops:
|Mt Blanc in the background.|
Yet, then a second day which was exceptionally good- Charlie said it was one of the best ever.
It started by driving to Switzerland- to a village called Liddes which is on the main road to the St Bernard tunnel. Liddes is the unlikely capital of the world Cow Fighting championships. A pecuilar and unfathaomable passion of this part of the alps "Les Bataille des Reins."
Yet tragically this only takes place in the late summer. Instead we were there because Liddes has its own "ski resort." The lift system can be used to catapult you on your ski tour by depositing you on a ridge line which gives the most jaw-dropping views in every direction.
Nevertheless when we arrived the depart wasn't somwhat inauspicious...
|Where's the snow?|
Yet a mellow ride on an old chair-lift followed by an equally old T -Bar put us at the top of the resort.
Our goal was the Bec Ronde- about an hour and halfs mellow skin from the top lift.
|Bec Ronde seen from the top drag lift.|
|Di arriving at the summit with the back drop of Lac Leman in the far background|
Lunch was taken on the summit, with hardly a breath of wind.
After which we enjoyed some exceptional skiing back towards the lift system.
We stopped for a beer and soaked up the view , before surviving the chair lift back to the car park.
The Bec Ronde is a really fanatstic day tour.