08:42

Driving up to La Mongie after fresh snowfall. 4x4 on snow tyres is pretty impressive here. Feels like a normal day smile

11:02

Random views from the local roads we travel almost daily. Ever changing mountain scenery never disappoints!

16:27

Pratiwi didn't want to go for a short stroll today, but after being talking into it, turns out it was fun! grin

13:45

Looks like there's been a nearby accident involving a truck of icing sugar & it's blown all over the place! wink

12:25

Lac de Gaube. Frozen. Wow! View aside, sound of the ice popping & cracking echoing around was absolutely incredible!

11:45

So... the alternate walking route from Pont d'Espagne up to Lac de Gaube. Almost as pretty as the summer path?

10:50

Stroll at Pont d'Espagne: But 10m in & we found path covered in thick ice. No crampons so time to find another way!

14:22

Afternoon stroll: Col de Beyrede to ridge above. Just made snow line. Spectacular & one of the best short walks here!

07:57

First snow of the season fell on the Pic du Midi couple days back & more yesterday by the looks. #ViewFromOurDoorstep

10:52

First Tourmalet ascent of the year. Last 3km closed to cars, but not bikes! grin As usual, sucks to be a car driver! tongue

14:04

When in Provence... grin 3° up top + 70kph wind chill equals completely numb fingers on the descent. Fun times! wink grin

13:58

Views of today's ride. Unseasonably warm so popped up the Col du Soulor - as you do wink Nice snowy view at the top! smile

13:59

Today's ride in glorious sunshine: Col du Tourmalet. Well... as much as was possible. Didn't bring my skis! wink

15:34

Live segments test at Hautacam. Verdict: Absolute torture! Spectacular day: wearing shorts & just 2 layers up top! grin

10:19

Crisp morning here! Walking into the village for a look around.

12:51

Tourist road 520 from Røldalsvatnet (lake way below the hairpins) to Sauda. Almost got blown over taking last shots!

13:19

Rest of today's ride (Hildal to Hara): Stunning mountain pass left traffic free as main road now runs in a tunnel! grin

13:43

At least Pratiwi dressed for the conditions! Nice shoes! tongue wink

13:42

Crossing the highest mountain pass in Norway. Snow & iceberg strew lakes abound. And this is the middle of summer!

14:11

Rode from fjord 1,500m up to Dalsnibba, where on a clear day should be able to see the start. Not today, too misty sad

13:50

Passing through Lincoln so stopped by the cathedral. Unlike most over in France there's no free entry here though sad

13:25

Oh no... not another pub lunch! wink tongue This time it's Barton's Mill. And a snowy stroll by the river after. Nice! smile

13:45

My lil' snow angel wink grin

13:30

La Cascade d'Ars, in a semi-frozen state. And the view below. Well worth the hour or so walk.

12:10

Hiking up to Cascade d'Ars. Passing other small streams then snow (sometimes deep) above 800m or so. Awesome walk! smile

06:40

Sunrise on moving day. Time to follow these lights down the mountain and then on to our next destination...

08:10

Final morning here & this is better! 7+ hours on the piste to finish the week. Hurrah! grin

08:30

Snow outside the chalet this morning. Popped out for couple of hours, but rest was probably due. Had lazy afternoon.

15:05

Back from the slopes in time for a little fun outside the chalet smile

16:30

As night begins to fall... ♫ ♪ Let it snow, ♩ let it snow, ♪ ♫ let it snow ♫ grin

13:40

Some time after arriving in Les Menuires we finally find the chalet... this looks promising! grin

14:50

Messing around at Passo del Gavia. Pratiwi showing how to throw &... erm... 'catch' snowballs. And make a snowman wink

22:42

Pratiwi posing in the snow in Dad's garden. Does this mean we're acclimatised now? smile