Elevation bar & cafe (opposite the station & Chambre Neuf) is serving traditional christmas dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you’re looking for somewhere reasonably priced to get a turkey hit, get down there.
Henry Scheniewind has been running avalanche awareness talks all over the alps for several years, and last night saw the start started a regular Tuesday Evening slot in Chamonix. Helped out by Louise Alexander from Mountaingirl http://www.mountaingirl.eu .
I first saw the talk several years ago in Val D’Isere on a chalet ski holiday. At the time it was the first time I’d seen anything of the dangers of avalanche and it opened my eyes. Now that I live here in Chamonix, the dangers of avalanche accidents is very real indeed, and it’s wonderful to see Henry and the team here in the valley spreading the word that ’safety is freedom’. There will be a lot more information about these talks here on Chamonix-Valley in the future and as the program develops, we will keep you up to date.
In the meantime, please visit www.henrysavalanchetalk.com to find out more details and the schedule.
In good French tradition, it’s practically impossible to find out when a shop is open without actually turning up there, so here are the Christmas opening times for Carrefour for your last minute Christmas shopping needs.
Friday 22nd December – As normal, plus Special Evening Opening
Saturday 23rd December – As normal, plus Special Evening Opening
19hrs – 20:30hrs
Sunday 24th December
8:30hrs – 17 hrs
Saturday 9:30am, Argentiere. Amazingly there were no queues at all, and we were straight on the access chairlift (the telecabine being still out of action while they install a new cable)
We wern’t expecting much. There hasn’t been much snow yet this year, and only a few of the lifts were running, but amazingly it was a great day. Sociable and fun.
There was plenty of powder to be had if you were brave enough to risk trashing your skis on the rocks.
The conditions aren’t wonderful… But they’ll do fine for now