Posted on Tue 28 Jul 2009 at 7:17pm
La Tania locals (Nick and Joey (Nickski), Jenna (Come Ski), John (3 Valley Transfers), Robbie, Neil (Alpine Escape) and 2 friends (big helmets) toured the 3 Valleys on mountain bikes today:
La Tania Gondola, over to 1850
Verdons and Saulire, down to Motteret then Meribel
Tougnette 1 & 2, down to top of Saint Martin bubble
Saint Martin Chair, down to Les Menuires for a butty
Roc de 3 Marches Bubble, down to top Saint Martin bubble
Saint Martin Chair, down to Meribel
Tougnette 1, down to Motteret
Pas de Lac to mid station, round the mountain back to La Tania……beers
Posted on Sun 26 Jul 2009 at 1:41pm
Can you guess these 2 (ex) lifts?
Posted on Sat 18 Jul 2009 at 10:46am
Cheers to 3VT Jonboy for the pic of Col de la Loze this morning – looks like we're on for another awesome season!
The snow is of course due to Nick & Joey of NickSki having their annual garden party today – I'm sure the sun will get out later…
Posted on Fri 17 Jul 2009 at 9:53am
A bit quieter and a lot more relaxed than Winter…
Posted on Tue 14 Jul 2009 at 11:22am
On 14 July 1789, militant Parisian workers storm and dismantle the Bastille, a royal fortress in Paris.
Originally constructed in the 14th century, the Bastille was first used as a state prison in the 17th century.
Although the average annual number of prisoners was only about 40, the Bastille came to symbolize the tyranny of the Bourbon monarchs.
On the morning of 14 July 1789, when only seven prisoners were being held, a mob descended on the Bastille and demanded the arms and munitions stored there.
When the prison governor refused, the people stormed the fortress and freed the prisoners.
This dramatic action signalled the beginning of the French Revolution, a three-year reign of terror and political turmoil in which King Louis XVI was overthrown and roughly 1,000 people, including the king and his wife Marie Antoinette, were sent to the guillotine.
The Bastille was demolished during the Revolution.
Today, 14 July, Bastille Day, is celebrated as a national holiday in France.
Posted on Wed 1 Jul 2009 at 10:23am
La Tania locals Ollie and Martin ripping it up in La Clusaz on Sunday. The Three Valleys opens it’s lifts to Mountain Bikers for July and August this weekend with the “Rando Tour” of the Three Valleys competition and the down hill race from the top of the Saulire to Brides Les Bains (not for the faint hearted). Thanks to Michelle for the pics!