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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Cheeky Ski Weekend to Valmorel + #chicandstylish #linkup

 
Morning, how are you all?
I'm on a bit of a downer after having a smashing whirl-wind weekend away skiing.
Since our earlier ski trip to Tignes hubby and I had missed the slopes so much - sad that we'd have to wait another year until we'd be enjoying skiing again, so much to the kids disgust (they wanted to come too) we booked a cheeky weekend break to Valmorel in the French Alps.

Last Friday we drove down through France after an early (5.00am) Channel Tunnel crossing, arriving at the foot of the alp around 4pm.  We started our descent up the mountain, wary of the brown, bland scenery that definitely lacked any snow.  As we climbed the narrow road, we were eventually greeted by patchy snow that made way to full on snowy peaks, paths and roof tops.  We found the Hotel and parked the car, enchanted by the sight of the quaint little town.  It's central walk-way was covered in snow, and sparkly festive lights hung through the middle, I anticipated how pretty everything would look in the dark - it did, alas I didn't get any photos!  At the far end of the town were trampolines and a fun merry-go-round - all for families with kids to be entertained.  There were also plenty of ski hire outlets with everything you'd need for fun and safety on the slopes.  We hired skis for a reasonable price prior to leaving & also purchased our ski passes in advance - which came in the post some weeks ago!
Enticing shops and restaurants lined the side walks, I looked forward to musing the menus to find the best places to eat and peruse the little shops selling cheese, wine and saucisson to take home.



Hubby found the hotel online.  The Hotel Du Bourg, situated in the middle of the village was perfect.  It was in just the right place.  All the staff we eager to please, being helpful with everything from the best restaurants to book, to what ski runs to try, nothing was too much trouble and I can throughly recommend the rustic accommodation that also had a warm and inviting little bar complete with roaring fire.


Clutching my bag of locally produced cheese and Sausage.

The venue is ideal for families, with plenty of shops and takeaway options.  Green, blue and red runs that are perfect for beginners or intermediate skiers also make the resort appealing too.  Plenty of ski schools to occupy children - meaning parents can enjoy a peaceful & carefree few hours on the slopes too!  We came across a local ski school on Saturday afternoon - all kids together much like we'd have gymnastic or judo clubs in the UK.


Our view after pizza and beer.  We had a mixture of weather - from snow, rain, wind and sunshine.  All in all a wonderful cheeky break just for the two of us!



Had a little glitch on this chairlift..... I'm on my own!!!!


Something went wrong with the direction of my skies, so hubby and I parted company!  We travelled on the lift separately like we'd had a row! Lol



Back down to reality now - hoping Spring is just around the corner and some warmer weather is on the cards.  Longing to wear my summery clothes - aren't you?

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Time for the #chicandstylish #linkup.


Favourite blog post from last week is from Tiina Elegance Revisited, who shared how to wear basics beautifully - stripes and tan accessories what could be better!


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45 comments

  1. Thanks, for the feature, Jacqui!
    It looks like you had a good time skiing, great photos!

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  2. It all looks so beautiful Jacqui but you'd never get me in one of those ski chairs! xx

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    1. Many thanks Laurie - David hates them although has got better on them. When the kids were young he used to put his poles across them and tell them not to move! I used to tell them not to travel on the lift with him - lol. x

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  3. I have never been skiing Jacqui. It does look like fun. Lovely photos. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. I love it Claire - you should give it a try! x

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  4. It looks like a fabulous time, Jacqui! Much deserved, too. And your separate lift story gave me a good chuckle!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. It was great Shelbee, I'll have to wait another year before i go again. x

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  5. Looks idyllic Jacqui, I tried skiing in my early 20s but was rubbish at it, plus I wouldn't go on chairlifts which limited the choice of resorts. I regret it now, I would probably like it as I'm more active than when I was in my 20s.

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    1. Really is a pretty place, and just perfect for our weekend away. x Thanks for stopping by and remember you're never too old to try something new. x

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  6. What a great getaway with your husband!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Fabulous time Kellyann, so lucky to be able to as well. x

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  7. What a fun skin trip! Wish I would of got some skiing this winter. Thanks so much for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. That's a shame you didn't get to go - I'm so lucky to have had this sneaky treat. Thanks for stopping by. x

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  8. It looks like you had a nice time. The shops look like they were fun to explore. Spring is here where I live!

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    1. Fabulous time Kim, so lucky to had been skiing again this year. Enjoy your Spring weather. x

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  9. What a fun time, Jacqui. That area looks just like one of our ski areas in the mountains...the ski towns are always so fun!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Wow, how lucky that you have ski areas near you, I would be in my element! Thanks for visiting today. xx

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  10. I haven't skied in about 15 years, and I really miss it. Great photos! They make me miss it even more!!!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. I bet you do Andrea, I love going and feel so alive when I do go, thanks for stopping by. x

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  11. This looks so fun! What a fun adventure...I'm a terrible skier but maybe I need to try on real snow.

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    1. Really was fun and lovely to spend quality time with hubby x

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  12. This seems like such a wonderful trip! I love all of these photos!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Elise it really was a lovely trip, so nice to spend time just with hubby. x

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  13. Wow this looks like such an amazing ski trip! What a cute place too!

    Lizzie
    www.lizzieinlace.com

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    1. Thanks Lizzie, such a great weekend! It was fun to be with hubby on the slopes. x

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  14. You are just the cutest ski bunny!!! Is a row a tiff/fight?😂 I sometimes need an interpreter for the language barrier. LOL

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    1. Awe thanks Lisa, yes you're right a tiff, yes things all mean something different don't they. lol x

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  15. I love your ski adventure. The hotel seems nice and the ski area WOW beautiful . Glad you had fun, I would love to visit such a place one day .

    www.chez-rama.com

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    1. Many thanks for your lovely comments Ramaal. x

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  16. Oeps! I'm to late for the linkup.
    What a fantastic relaxing few days, and sometimes that's just about enough to get full of energy again!

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  17. Looks like I'm too late for the link-up too :-(
    Your trip looks amazing! I miss skiing in the French Alps so much.
    Happy Spring!
    Christine
    www.bonchicstyle.com

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    1. Sorry a few cliches with the new Inlinkz! You are now able to add your links - sorry for the hic-cup xx

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  18. What a great way to have some quality time together.
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

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    1. Many thanks Anna, kind words i really appreciate them. x

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  19. You looked like you were having such a great time - except on the ski lift - I would freak out haha!! xx Maria
    www.passionfruitpawsandpeonies.com

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    1. Brilliant time Maria, I know what you mean - hubby hates travelling on them!!

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  20. Loved reading your post. Fabulous photographs. I have never tried skiing. My other half likes tropical sunshine - mind you I think
    I may be nervous on that chair lift.
    Thank you for hosting!
    Alison
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    1. Awe you're too kind thank you Alison, you either love it or hate it - it's a bit like Marmite - lol x

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  21. Too cute Jacqui! Oh my, that was always my issue with skiing, the chair lift! I always wiped out at the end of it! The area looks beautiful and it is great you got another trip in.
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jess, much appreciate you stopping by. That's a shame about the ski lifts - no other way to get up the mountain - so annoying. x

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  22. what an awesome weekend, we have not been skiing at all this year. Tons of snow but no skiing

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  23. It looks amazing. I'm sure that you were having a great time. o)

    Anna
    www.glamadventure.com

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  24. Sounds like a really fun time away! It's great you could get another visit in to the ski slopes :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) It's really stormy here, but it's making it a bit cooler so it's welcome!

    Away From The Blue

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