Day four; of things that were and things that will be

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Mountain of snow from the snow shoves

Hipper the pip hooray, my sister is feeling much better today! Now that the attention for my sister is shared with my mother and my sister’s husband, I finally have the time to tell you about this great place I’m in. However, now that I have the time, the weather has gone bad. I would tell you about the incredible view but I can’t see a thing. It is misty and dreary outside. Yesterday, it was much better. I am glad I took some photos then. The chalet lies in Chesières near Villars sur Ollon. Villars is a cute little place (despite the fact it has a Club Med) at 1250m altitude. There is a télécabine that brings you to 2000 metres from where you can ski at least 100km of  slopes. Blue and red slopes dominate but you can find a black one here and there as well.

Section of the bridge can be raised to shove snow in the river
Plus there is a gletscher, so skiing is garanteed. Large parts of the year, hiking is tremendous here. In winter Villars is very well accessible. The main road up the mountain is kept clear by snow shoves all the time. A stream runs through Villars. In summer it is merely a trickle but now (and in spring with all the melting snow) it runs vigorously. The snow shoves push the snow from the road on the bridge over the stream. A section half way this bridge can be lifted and the snow is pushed in to the canyon.

 

Villars is situated on a sun plateau, the south side of a mountain. From Villars and especially from the chalet I’m in, you have a spectacular view of the opposite mountains ‘Les Dents Du Midi’ (meaning the middle teeth). The mountain ridge looks like a row of teeth. The chalet is decorated by my sister who has an eye for detail. It has the look and feel of a hotel. She accentuates that feeling with her ‘turn-down’ service; she puts a bathrobe and a pair of slippers on every bed and a chocolate on the pillow. The chalet has four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living and a dining area. Of corse the chalet has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and a garage. There is a big garden round the house. The terrace and the balcony are on the south side of the building. I’m told, when the sun shines, both the terrace and balcony are in the sun all day long.

Sweetski says:
Turned out to be a salmonella poisoning combined with bacterial infection :(
Posted on: Dec 01, 2007
scubagirl76 says:
hmmmm maybe a 24 hour stomach virus!
Posted on: Nov 30, 2007
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Mountain of snow from the snow sho…
Mountain of snow from the snow sh…
Section of the bridge can be raise…
Section of the bridge can be rais…
Thaw is setting in unfortunately
Thaw is setting in unfortunately
And then the rain came
And then the rain came
Rain drain
Rain drain
The tiniest bit of snow and frost …
The tiniest bit of snow and frost…
Moss covered trees
Moss covered trees
Snowy steps
Snowy steps
Mystique trees
Mystique trees
Mystique and eerie trees
Mystique and eerie trees
Thaw sets in
Thaw sets in
And than came the rain
And than came the rain
Chesieres
photo by: Sweetski