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Archive for category Winter Eco Skiing
For a truly remarkable adventure, eco skiing is so invigorating. Called ski randonnée by the French
Don’t use the lifts, but set off with Jean Francois, our guide, from La Ferme in the dark with skins on your skis, a lamp on your head and breakfast on your back. As you climb to the top of virgin peaks, you can watch the dawn breaking and the bouquetin breakfasting on moss as the sun rises. Breakfast on the top of the Aiguille Vert (you deserve every crumb of your pain au chocolate), admire the wonderful birds of prey riding on the thermals and then ski back on virgin snow.
This is the most health giving sport I have ever tried…far better exercise than downhill skiing. You can feel the the oxygen go right to the depth of your lungs! Feels like every muscle has been used and although you are exhausted on your return at 10 am and need a little siesta, you feel on top of the world later!!