Category Archives: Les Gets

Skiing in Les Gets

I have been very lucky to have a weeks skiing in Les Gets every January since 2007.

Les GetsThe first year I went I could barely stand up on ski’s, so it still amazes me that I mastered the art of skiing especially as it scares me to death !!

The big debate this year was wether I would wear a helmet and just to please everyone and stop the nagging I did wear one !!  

Unlike other years I had no bright sunny days,so the light was very flat which I found difficult to get used too but I enjoyed the blue and red runs and came home with no broken bones 🙂

After a week’s skiing I always come home thinking if I can ski then I can do anything !!!

Having Fun !

Finally after being here 4 days I felt well enough to ski.. and the sun came out to celebrate too 🙂

mont chery Its my 7th season here, which I can hardly believe, its also colder than I have ever known it be before…

Today for the first time I went off skiing by myself and had a lovely time doing my favourite blue runs over on the Chavannes.

Tomorrow we have guests coming for the next week, I am so looking forward to going skiing with them on the lovely blue/red runs which i enjoy so much but Geoff wont do on a snowboard.

I am sure they will teach me lots too and as usual it will be hard to leave and go home but I still have another 4 days to enjoy 🙂

Magical hills and mountains

My Fitbit and I are enjoying all the hill and mountain walking ……..

Sally on South West Coastpath


First it was St Ives in Cornwall, where I did one of the most undulating walks I have ever done, from St Ives to Pendeen along the South West Coast path.



Malvern Hills


Next it was a weekend away with the Cambridge Rambling Club where I especially enjoyed the walk in the Malvern hills.




Mont Chery


Now we are in Les Gets for 10 days, we started  with an afternoon walk around Mont Chéry in beautiful sunshine and with magnificent views as always 🙂



Quality Time

Before Geoff goes off on his trip to New Zealand I get to spend some quality time with him 🙂

Tomorrow we catch the train to St Ives,in Cornwall, where we shall spend some time walking and have a night out at the beautiful Minack Theatre.

Then its back to work for 3 days before we head off to Leominster for a weekend of walking with the Cambridge Rambling Club

We leave the best to last as we then head off to the mountains and Geoff’s apartment in  Les Gets, where we shall rest, walk and catch up with friends Kay and Anthony 

Then its home and back to a full week of massage clients 🙂

Highlights from Les Gets

As usual I had a totally Fantastic time skiing in Les Gets, the snow was lovely and the sun fantastic 🙂

A few things made it extra special this year….


Firstly our friends Kay and Anthony are working over near Les Gets for the season, running Ski Wizards, not only did we go to the wizards castle for dinner but I also went out to ski with Kay on 2 afternoons, for many reasons this was fabulous for me 🙂

Sally, Gail and Louise

Secondly we caught up with our friends Gail and Thierry, its always great to see them, Gail and her daughter Louise managed an afternoon skiing with us and Thierry was brave enough to give me a ski lesson, trying to improve my technique as I tend to ski using my hips rather than my knees 🙁 . I learnt a great deal and will have to practise lots next year.

Finally I was treated to a fantastic 5 course evening meal at La Grande Ourse,which is a family run restaurant on Mont Chèry at an altitude of 1750metres (5742 feet)  overlooking the picturesque mountain village of Les Gets ,to get there was an experience in its self, About 15 diners had booked for the meal and transport was on the pisten bully straight up Mont Chery !

The menu was amazing,thankfully it was a clear night so the views were also amazing.

starter at La Grande Ourse

This evenings menu was slightly different, so for my main course I had an Ostrich fillet served on a homemade rosti with a butternut squash sauce, then for dessert Ross the Chef made me, my very own Creme Brulee, which was divine !

A totally wonderful evening with fantastic food and such a fabulous experience too 🙂

Then after all this fantastic fun I came home to discover that I had managed to loose 2lb in weight too, all thanks to my wonderful Fitbit , which I am sure I will blog about soon 🙂

It was really sad to leave everyone to come home But work was calling 🙁




Longest day yet

Yesterday even in the low light conditions I managed to ski from the highest point allowed on the les Gets Ski pass.

At 6575 ft it was steep in places and with a drop of 2000 ft I found it quite tough but I managed it.

Although it left me feeling mentally and physically Tired.

Then that evening my friend T arrived with her son 🙂

We set our alarms so we could be out on the first chair lift this morning and much to our delight the sun was shinning.

We stayed out for an amazing 8 hours and the sun continued to shine all day 🙂

GPS says we covered 31 miles and my maximum speed was 34 MPH, its a good job I didn’t realize this at the time 🙂