We departed for our vacation from Maastricht at 6 in the morning. We had a 11 hour drive during which I could catch some sleep, since the night before I slept an hour. The drive felt very short this way, so 11 hours flew by.
Upon our arrival we were disappointed with our accommodation, but that deserves its own post. The village is quite remote. The supermarket here is expensive and a normal supermarket is a half hour drive away. By normal, I mean a supermarket that doesn't charge € 4,50 for 10 eggs.
The slopes are very good! There isn't much ice on there and we've only encountered slush when we arrived in La Daille. We started off with the full group with varying skill levels. One of us beginner, some intermediates and some with 8 years of experience. We like to start off together so that is a lot of waiting, helping each other and giving some tips here and there. All fun. Then we split up and I tagged along with the more experienced riders. On the first day Robbert clocked a topspeed (measured through GPS) of 93.7 km/h, which is insane! We did a couple of blue slopes but mainly went for red and black slopes and did a good half hour of off-piste, which was fun. We got the idea on a skilift, we were talking about it and there was no one there on our chosen path. When we went there it was like everyone in the lift heard us, there were like 15 others going off-piste there.
There's a couple neat things here. More bars than in the Morzine/Avoriaz area we went to the previous years. But I wonder if we'll ever see them, we're getting so old that we in bed before the witching hour. We're just beat by lack of sleep and intense days. Also, there's a bread delivery service, (we have to pick what we want from a book, lol) we have access to a sauna, a private pool and a jacuzzi. I'll check those out later this week for the accommodation review. Here's the view from our apartment: