zondag 25 oktober 2009

Feel the beat

The King of Mont Fort, their club is called. They make stunning video's like this one.
Enjoy true arm chair skiing!

zaterdag 24 oktober 2009

Ready for take off?

picture © SBB

Today I checked the route description from Sion to Les Masses.

From the UK to Geneva is a popular flight. In less than 3 hours you can fly from the UK to this southern city in Switzerland.  http://www.easyjet.com/EN/Planning/Destination/GVA.html 

You can hire a car if you like. Otherwise, the train will take you to Sion, the capital of Valais in just two hours. Trains go several times per hour. You can check at www.sbb.ch 
From here a taxi will bring you the 18 km uphill. If you ask the driver, he will pick you up at the end of your stay. Even if your French is a little bit rusty, no need to stress. We'll provide you with a route description in French, so the driver can take you directly to the front door.
Imagine, in just a few hours from door to door. Ready for take off?

zondag 18 oktober 2009

Chalet ready for winter to come!

The winter seemed far away. Every morning around eight, the sun came over the mountains just to set the bench in front of the house in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. 
A perfect place for a fresh espresso. As the little shop of Les Masses was closed, the bread was in the oven, giving the house this great and mouth-watering smell. The book stayed in my lap, as the view of the white top of the Matterhorn is so stunning.

We left a nasty and rainy Holland to enjoy a week of hard work in Switzerland. We had to paint some windows on the outside, cut the grass and the herbs on the slope near the house, and do some local business.

picture ©Tanja Enninga

Although we worked hard, we enjoyed every minute of it! We had some spare moments left to go for a walk and enjoy a glass of Dole Blanche, the local rose wine, on the terrace of Hotel la Cambuse.
And the house is ready for the season to come.

In my next posts I will keep you up to date about the house and surroundings, so you all can do a bit of armchair skiing and wet your appetite for the winter to come!