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Club Med Peisey-Vallandry, France: Ski, Activities & Heritage

The Daft Punk Mode

Maybe because of the goggles. It is the first time I wear a mask on my helmet! I am more glasses than mask, well I thought … I arrived yesterday for the press conference of the Skiing Into Spring event. And this morning, I join Gary my ESF ski instructor to discover a bit of the ski area of Peisey-Vallandry.

Then we swing by Les Arcs, at the Arc 1800. In one of my previous posts, I reviewed you the Lodge at Mille8 (Arc 1800). I don’t tire of the superb panorama with serrated mountains, nor skiing on the tracks lined with fir trees!  

 

Baroque Walk

  

The Gorgeous Notre Dame de Vernette Chapel

In the afternoon, my walk in snowshoes is canceled due to lack of snow. so I go along with a group of walkers. In the program, visit and heritage of the astonishing Notre Dame de Vernette chapel. A jewel of the Savoy baroque art, nestled at 1816 meters above the village of Peisey-Nancroix.

I highly recommend the guided tour organized by the Fondation Facim. Exciting!

    

Instrospection

Contemplative Mood

Beautiful scenery reminiscent of Japanese prints. A moment for me in communion with nature. This bench lost in the middle of nowhere brings more magic! But we have to go back to cars because the weather is becoming threatening.

Who said there was no snow?

Epic Back Home

Last day… already! It’s been snowing non stop since last night. What a surprise when I discovered the landscape from my room terrace (photo-montage above)! Finally everything is white and a few hours later, I leave the Clud Med village under heavy snowfall.

Who said there was no snow? LOL!

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Many thanks to France Montagnes and the Club Med Peisey-Vallandry for this beautiful invitation! As always are my opinions. 

Club Med Peisey-Vallandry: Ski, Outdoors et Culture

Ski en mode Daft Punk

A cause du masque : c’est la première fois que je porte un masque sur mon casque! D’abitude je suis plus lunettes que masque, enfin je croyais… Arrivée hier pour la conférence de presse du Printemps du ski, je rejoins Gary ce matin, mon moniteur de ski ESF pour découvrir un peu du domaine skiable de Peisey-Vallandry.

Nous ferons un crochet par les Arcs, à l’Arc 1800, où dans un de mes précédents posts, je vous avais présenté le Lodge au Mille8. Je ne me lasse pas du superbe panorama aux massifs dentelés, ni de skier sur les pistes bordées des sapins!

 

Promenade baroque

  

La superbe chapelle Notre Dame de Vernette

L’après-midi, ma promenade en raquettes est annulée par manque de neige. Je rejoins un groupe de marcheurs. Au programe, visite et patrimoine de l’étonnante chapelle Notre Dame de Vernette : un petit bijou d’art baroque savoyard, isolé à 1816 mètres d’altitude au-dessus du village de Peisey-Nancroix.

Je vous recommande la visite guidée, organisée par la Fondation Facim. Passionnante!

    

Instrospection

Humeur contemplative

Des paysages magnifiques qui rappellent des estampes : un moment pour moi de communion avec la nature. Ce banc perdu au milieu de nulle part, magique! Nous rentrons car la météo devient menaçante.

Qui a dit qu’il n’y avait pas de neige?

Retour épique

Dernier jour : depuis hier soir, il neige non stop! Quelle surprise en découvrant le paysage depuis la terrasse de ma chambre (photo-montage ci-dessus)! Enfin tout et blanc et quelques heures plus tard, je pars sous de forte chutes de neige.

Qui a dit qu’il n’y avait pas de neige? LOL!

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Merci à France Montagnes et au Club Med Peisey-Vallandry pour cette très agréable invitation. Comme toujours ce sont mes opinions.

The Skiing Into Spring Event in The Fench Alps

Under A Radiant Sun

Back in The French Alps,

I am invited to the Skiing Into Spring press conference at Club Med Peisey-Vallandry. On the way from Geneva (picture 1 of the above photo montage), I enjoy the shores of the Lake Annecy (pictures 2 and 3 of the above photo montage). The trip seemed endless (not slept yet; lol).

The Club Med village is located at 1600m altitude in the Paradiski ski area. What a nice surprise when I arrive! I stay for a long time on the sun-drenched terrace with a panoramic mountain view (picture below and first picture of the article). The cold is pungent, an invigorating fresh air!

Skiing Into Spring

Why Skiing Into Spring?

The reasons given at the press conference are multiple: ideal snow conditions for all skiers, beginners and advanced; less people on the slopes; the discover other activities; partying or the observation of nature and especially great deals (some stays at the best prices). The Skiing Into Spring starts March 20th in France. For the participating ski resorts and partners, click HERE.

And for those who would still be hesitant, I asked the initiators of this operation during the event dinner: why skiing into spring? Their answers are in the video below.

Michel Giraudy, Mayor of Bourg-Saint-Maurice / Les Arcs and Chairman of France Montagnes: 

 

Jean-Marc Silva, Director of France Montagnes:

 

Henri Giscard d’Estaing, Club Med CEO:

 

Photos & vidéos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Many thanks to France Montagnes and the Club Med Peisey-Vallandry for this beautiful invitation. As always these opinions are my own.