THE WEEK IN CHAMONIX WAS ONE OF THE BEST IN MY LIFE: PART ONE

And here’s why,

The week started off by Emma and I leaving sunny Tenerife early on a Monday morning, where our first flight took us to Barcelona. During our layover there Emma made some jokes about the fact that the particular airline we were about to fly with often looses its luggage… Needless to say, she should’ve never made that joke, because that is exactly what later happened to us. Arriving to Geneva after sunset meeting up with Emma’s sister Josefine at the airport who was joining us for the week, we were all very happy and over excited. But without our luggage. Also, a very smart idea was to pack all our things for the week in the same bag. (that was my idea by the way…)

Loosing your luggage when going on a ski trip is not something I would recommend to do. It might seem like one of those simple things with an easy solution, but I can guarantee you, it’s not. Luckily we had some great people that came to our rescue. Tuesday morning started with a big French breakfast and a quick pitstop to the store and then we were on our way and ready to hit the slopes. We jumped into the car, got in a cable car and were about to experience some of that fresh fallen powder from the night before with our borrowed ski clothes and rented gear.

Pow pow powder! I’ve heard so many people say how amazing it is to ski powder, but honestly I can’t say that my own experience had been as great as they all described it. Well, that was about to change. For the whole week in Chamonix we were fortunate enough to have our own personal experienced mountain guide. Even though I’ve been skiing since four years old and always felt pretty confident on skis, our guide, which happened to be the best instructor, taught us so many tips and tricks over the week that it almost felt as if we all learned how to ski the RIGHT way for the first time. The first and second day he took us powder skiing in some truly amazing and adventurous off piste places. The thing is that when skiing with a guide you don’t really pay that much attention on exactly where you are…so we simply didn’t know where we were at the time. But I have managed to figure out that we went everywhere around Les Houches, Le Tour and Balme Vallorcine. Oh, and Emma definitely won the gold medal in eating the most snow those first two days.

Even though the first days skiing meant no luggage, neither ski clothes nor gear, but loads of powder and a whole other lot of willpower and positive energy, it turned out to be a great start to the week! On Wednesday night we finally got the call that our luggage had arrived, so a night spent in the car back and forth to Geneva Airport meant that we were all ready for Thursday’s adventures in Cormayeur, Italy. Once in Italy we managed to catch our first rays of sun for the week. After a bit of drone flying, skiing in some nice slopes with a view of the backside of Mont Blanc and not to mention the AMAZING traditional Italian food at Chiecco Ristorante, our Thursday was complete. We also made a night time visit to the Swedish-owned restaurant MOÖ located in the valley, a place all three of us recommend if you’re up for some good vibes and really nice burgers!

These first few days left me with memories that I will never forget, but little did we know that the rest of the week was going to bring the best experiences I have ever had in my life so far. More to come, so stay tuned!

Xx, Maria