Wednesday, January 25, 2006

la plagne

5 reasons why I love skiing:
- whatever stress or worries that you might bring into the vacation, they immediately disappear once you hit the slopes because you can't think of anything else except how you'll avoid the next fall... therefore, ski trips are the most relaxing for me
- breathtaking sights, especially from the top of the resorts or on slopes between the forest. la plagne definitely had a good combination of both
- I do more exercise during one week than during the rest of the year
- the aprés-ski
- helps me overcome my fear of high speeds ...

the highlights of this trip were:
- the ucpa facilities and organisation were fantastic, and definitely your best value for money so far in the Alps. can't pay enough compliments to the food, the classes and entertainment ...
- huge snowfalls from last monday to wednesday, making thursday one of the best ski days of my life
- la plagne features an underground commercial gallery with direct connection to our hotel, which means we didn't have to go out into the cold for shopping

favourite slopes:
- lac noir (red)
- l'arpette (blue)
- l'esselet (red)

least favourite slope:
- les grenouilles (red) - went there on our first day and on the steep descent I was too afraid to ski down (it was quite steep and icy), so eventually I had to slide down with the help of an instructor

and on our last day we still had time to drive up to Val d'Isére, where we stayed last year, to buy the best chocolates in the world from Maison Chevallot

more photos here

the view from our room


the trees just after the snowfall


skiing in powder is tough !


us ...


yes, it was cold.. but I had a new hat to keep my head warm :-)



 

6 comments:

Flor said...

Uau! A paisagem é fantástica. Grandes férias :-)

fantasma said...

Uau mesmo!!
Concordo contigo nessas 5 razões pelas quais é bom esquiar (bem, o medo da velocidade é que ninguém me tirou ainda ;op).
E as paisagens são lindas, fiquei com vontade de ir conhecer. E o ano passado na Sierra Nevada só nevou uma vez e foi durante a noite, por isso não vi :o( Esses nevões devem ter sido o máximo.

Claro que as minhas pistas favoritas são as verdes pq nas outras ninguém me apanha! :o]

Agora vou cuscar o resto das fotos...

Descamisado said...

Welcome back home ;) Bem sei como te sentes, e ainda não fiz metado do que tu fizeste numa semana lol e já sinto o frisson de estar só com a neve, adrenalina a bombar... E o que está a dar é o Snowboard vrummmm abraços ao Artur e bjs para ti.

carine said...

que bom que voltaste... o pessoal ja sentia a tua falta..
Mais uma vez faltámos ao encontro de tricot, a ver se no proximo mes vamos...

beijos

Tania Ho said...

Mas qual snowboard ??? O ski é que é bom !! Os snowboarders passam metade do tempo de rabo no chão (sancho, se estiveres a ler isto, juro que és a excepção ;-)
Bem estive para experimentar os snow blades (aqueles skis mais pequenos) mas vai ter de ficar para a próxima ...

s said...

Para o ano também vamos.

Sancho