I took another photo of the magnificent snow-capped Mont Blanc from the Col des Aravis. The light of the low evening sun in august created some long shadows on the hillsides which enhanced the dramatic scenery.
04 August, 2012
07 July, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I couldn't wait to escape the hot sticky air of the city and spend the weekend in La Clusaz!
I was revived by the fresh mountain air, and the bright sunshine and I wanted to capture the breathtaking views and stunning sunsets. I could also hear the listen clanking of cow-bells in the distant pastures of the col de Merdassier all afternoon!
|Sunset at Col de Merdassier|
|Peaks at Col de Merdassier|
|Cows grazing in the sunshine|
30 May, 2012
|Sky over Manigod valley|
|Ski tracks in fresh snow|
|Deepest snow and coldest temps last winter|
The french ski vacation lasts four weeks and starts in early February. The skis stations are usually jam-packed if the ski conditions are good so I prefer to go skiing on weekends outside of the ski vacation.
29 May, 2012
View of Mont-Blanc
Labels: mont blanc
|Sunset at Col de Merdassier in April|
|Aravis mountain range, view from top of Beauregard|
The drive from Annecy to La Clusaz is 40 minutes and you can take either take the main road or a smaller road through the village of Manigod which is more picturesque. The Aravis mountains surround the villages and ski stations of La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, Manigod and La Giettaz.
|View from the top overlooking Le Grand Bornand|