It took quite the transportation effort to get to our destination. With a stroller, car seat, lots of luggage and an occasionally fussy baby it was a challenge-I would say we are kind of crazy.ucky for us there was a "crèche" or daycare right next to our hotel where we took Maddie while we were skiing
Our first day of skiing was perfect. The sun shining over head, it was nice and warm, and the sky was so blue!
We were above the tree line so there weren't any trees at the resort, just jagged rocks rising up through the snow. This made for a very beautiful and dramatic scene.
This resort is famous for its "après ski." Near the end of the ski day everyone gathers for a huge party at the mid-mountain lodges! Featuring a huge out door dance floor, DJ, live performances, and many people who seemed to have misplaced some of their ski clothes (I mean honestly how else do you end up in just a speedo on the ski slopes!) Let's just say it reminded us of MTV spring break.
Here is part of the BCG crew at La Folie Douce. In total There were 25 people on the trip, 26 if you include baby Maddie!
After a great ski day, we had a traditional French dinner. It is raclette cheese that you heat up until it melts and scrape off onto boiled potatoes. You eat it with an assortment of cured meats.
It is one of our new favorites- filling and fabulous!
That night, it began to snow and we woke up to...
... a winter wonderland. It just kept snowing and snowing which made for two more amazing, yet very cold, days of skiing! One thing that is great about skiing in Europe is the lifts do not close until 5pm so you get a longer ski day!
The second night we ventured out into the snow to walk around the charming little village and find a place to eat dinner.
This picture is in front of our hotel as we struggled to push the stroller through the snow!
After dinner, we walked around the small mountain village and got dessert from a charming little bakery!
Our last day we skied in the morning in powder up to our knees. It was incredible.
I wish I had more pictures but it was just too cold to even think about taking off my gloves off get out my phone! After we finished skiing we met everyone for our last lunch then got ready to head home.
Overall it was a wonderful trip and we feel so blessed to have been able to see and ski at such an amazing place. Oh, and for the record, I swapped out my snowboard for skis for half the day on Saturday. My dad would have been very proud!