I went skiing in the alps in March this year, which means I experienced the ritual of 'vacances scolaires', the french school vacation period when many french children hit the slopes for a week or two and some take lessons at ESF, l'Ecole de Ski Francais.
The valley called l'Etale, part of the La Clusaz ski station during the french 'vacances scolaires' in March.
View from the La Clusaz ski resort in March.
Icicles still hanging on, at the end of a cold and very snowy ski season.
My niece passed the 3rd level ski test, la 3eme 'etoile', at the french ski school, ESF, l'Ecole de Ski Francais.