woke us up
with a bit worse weather than on Sunday. The sun was only
peeping through the clouds as well as the peakes of the
mountains. But we believed it would be better and everything
would be prepared for our skiing. We had fast breakfast, coffee
of course, packed all necessary stuff and : "Go !" we
set off to
Les Houches for our exercise ...
We reached our ski destination at about 9:30 a.m., found a
free parking place, put ski
boots on, took our other ski stuff and in a moment we stood in
line for a cableway to the "Prarion" ski area. Fortunately it was
fast enough and in 10 minutes we already sat at cabins to the Prarion ski area. The ride above a coniferous forest took
us about 15 minutes and at 10:00 we were already
around the Prarion ski area. We were lucky people because the sun finally came
to its senses and showed us all the beauties of snowy nature. We
stood at the edge of one piste and there were very high peaks
around us. The snowy nature, the blue sky, the white clouds
and the golden sun. What more can one desire ?
So we started down-hill skiing. The pistes were wide and very
comfortable. And there were no
crowds of people on them. We were going down and up and down and
up, were sliding down the ski slope, were carving our pleasant
switchbacks. Yes, we enjoyed our time over there.
After about one hour we tried more difficult piste with
steeper slopes. The Kandahar
Wow ! A bit dangerous for our older bodies but very exciting
and fun. And again, and again and again ... At about noon we
interrupted our skiing for lunch that we had at outside
stables of the "Le Prarion" hotel (1860 m, 6,098 ft above sea level).
We had some snacks and Grand Cafe. It was a necessary and nice
After all, we (from Chotebor) hadn't have so much down-hill
skiing that season and we had never been to alpine
pistes before. Yes, very difficult, exhausting, but memorable
... Jirka and Jitka often went that winter to the
Krkonose mountains, so they had more training than us. So they
stayed in that more difficult piste after lunch whereas me and
Hana sliped down in "our" easier one. We all spent with skiing
until 3:00 a.m. when we met by the cableway station and
took our way down to Le Houches.
Well. All of us were tired enough and after our return "home" we
all enjoyed a rest, coffee and Pilsner Urquell
(mainly me and Jirka).
And after 5 p.m. we went downtown to walk and to eat
dinner. For this once we
visited the restaurant called La Poele (The
Pan). It was very comfortable and friendly.
We again had a pleasant time over there. Ah. Delicious meals,
Yes, we spent about two splendid and fun
hours at that nice estaminet with talking, joking and teasing
There was a wish to stay here :-) , but we had to go back .
There would be other day with skiing on Tuesday.
Well. Slowly walking "home" and :"Good night, everybody !"