Winter arrived with a vengeance in early December in the Chamonix valley with over 1 meter of snow falling in one day. A bit of a shock to the system as beforehand we had had very little to speak of in the valley bottom and autumn seemed to go on for ever!

After 8 months snow free in the valley bottom it takes a little time to get re-accustomed to living with snow and the cold temperatures. Snow clearing, de-icing, togging up, the on & off of snow chains & of course driving at slower speeds.

It looks like being a great season which is fabulous as for the ast 3 years the snow fall has been pretty poor.

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