Thursday night we went out on the town and had dinner. We walk into the restaurant and sit down and the live band starts playing "Sweet Home Alabama" the lyrics were in French except the chorus was in English. We've now decided it is our goal to see in how many different languages and countries we can hear that song :)
On Friday we headed up the Aiguille Du Midi, which is a gondola ride that takes you up the Mountain to the highest point in Europe. The views were awesome! We also met the craziest group of people in my life. They rode up the Gondola and ski'd down the mountain, which is not a mountain normal people should be skiing down. Saturday we got up and ski'd the French Alps. The skiing was good, we felt we pretty much dominated the mountain (except for 1 run which I was in the starfish position clinging to the side of the mountain, sliding down most of it). There wasn't a ton of snow in France and it was a little icy but other than that it was great skiing!
Sunday we went to Italy (about a 20 min drive) and ski'd the Italian Alps- Courmayuer. This mountain was awesome!! It had a lot more snow and was bigger. We also went on Ski Racing Team day. Shaun made it a personal challenge to beat the 8 year old girls that were flying past us down the mountain. He never got close.
The food was fantastic as well!! I pretty much only ate cheese, bread, pizza (when we were in Italy) and chocolate the whole time we were there and I was in Heaven :) The town of Chamonix is soo cool! Tons of Restaurants and bars all with a lot of character. And every French person we met was really very nice to us...some of them just kept speaking french to us and we would just kind of stare at each other but for the most part they were really nice! Also the dogs there are amazing! They are so well behaved...Colt would be kicked out of France instantaneously!
The craziest people ever getting ready to ski down!! They are all tied together and have serious mountain climbing equipment with them. It doesn't look that steep in this picture but one wrong step and you're sliding all the way down the mountain. We watched one guy go before this group and he slipped and had to sit at the edge for about 30 min before he could keep going.
View from the Airplane as we were leaving :(