Skiing Reflections at Risoul March - April 2002

reflections on risoul 2002

Despite the worst season for 20 years all our groups skied every day and managed the links over to Vars even by coolwalking a little. The pistes stayed open and full of snow.

As a bonus the sun shone and lunches were long and languid. relaxing in the sun ...

Most groups managed some off piste runs, which is the beauty of Risoul and everyone recognised the huge potential of the vast ski area.

The chalet, as ever, was popular, with evenings spent eating and drinking. One evening was spent at the refuge 'Les Cassettes' where Mary enveloped us with her hospitality by a roaring log fire as the sun set.

not recommended for cambridge!We also discovered the joys of snowmobile riding, led by the enthusiastic Jacques, which is most exciting by headlamp!

A new find is the friendly Hotel Le Vallon at Vars St Marie were we had excellent lunches and caught the ski bus to Vars. I have booked this for New Year 2003 and it will be an alternative to the apartments we used in Risoul. This will suit groups who wish to stay together.

Risoul still offers the best blend of being typically French, friendly with a good lively social scene and extensive skiing. The chalet and apartments in Risoul and the Hotel in Vars St Marie are all available for 2003 with, I hope, better snow.

Ian Rigg April 2002