I am rather fond of skiing. You know, the graceful movement of ski and lovely landscape. The only bad part is that I am TERRIBLE at it. I fall very gracefully, regularly and move quickly out of the way. Is that good sportsmanship or what?

In any case, in the lovely French Alps with my spirit ran high, I decided to ski in the blue lane. Fantastic idea! Cruising along and enjoy the speed… BOOM, SPLAT… crashed into the service station. I was not hurt and not that scared. That was my 10th+ crash of the day; that was nothing compare to splatting into a tree. So I really wasn’t that faced by it. I displaced all the poles and flags though. The station Frenchman was not amused to say the least.

He ran out to help me (so sweet) and started to ask me a whole bunch of things in French. ?!?!?!?! I didn’t understand a word that was going on. I spoke English to him and he looked blank too. Anyway, he seemed to be less stressed out when he could see that I could move and ski like a duck. *Yes, duck does not ski and hence I ski like a duck

After that, I promptly moved back to the children’s lane where I belong.

I thoroughly enjoyed the ski at this place. It was quiet, well maintained and not crowded. The ski operator was helpful and some of them spoke English. 🙂 I will be back.

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O, on the sharing side. Do not trust Scandinavians when they tell you that they don’t ski well. When they say that they don’t ski well, it means that they are unsure about their wild ski skills. Scandi 5 years old child ski in the red lane?!? I know that stereo type and generalisation is not good, but I haven’t yet met a Scandi that actually cannot ski. The children ski better than me 🙁 I am just jealous.

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How to get here?

Lans en Vercors, Montagnes de lans


By car / by bus

Only 17.80 Euro per day. 2-7 days pass are available. The seasonal pass is 184 Euro. Refer to the official site for the most updated information.


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  1. Yes, it is amazing. Reindeers are very kind and shy. I have made many posts from our hiking in Lapland (northernmost) part of Finland. In this post number 3, You see reindeers and at the end, there is my short full HD video (use full screen) about those reindeers.

    North of the Arctic Circle 3.

    In Finland, it is possible to participate (You also) in reindeer driving contest. My post:

    Reindeer driving competition.

    Did You know that Finland is Winter Wonderland? Although in summer, You can meet Santa Claus!

    World’s Biggest Snow Castle.

    Arctic Circle in winter.

    I hope that You love these posts presenting my country.

    • I was reading your posts on the reindeer race. That looks like huge fun!!! Once I have wifi, I will watch your video on the artic circle 😀 thanks for the links. You present your country very well ????????????

  2. I am not skier, but I love hiking on our Arctic hills where reindeers roam freely. That is adventure. Yes, I love Your beautiful photos.

    • Thank you, Satenada 🙂 such kind comment. Hike near the reindeers? That sounds like a fantasy~~ it must be amazing!!!

  3. I’ve never skied in my life and I live in Canada, lol.
    I have a question – where do you live? In in UK? Or elsewhere? You seem to travel so much!
    We’re planning a trip to Japan – it’s my first time there but my SO’s 3rd time. We’re planning to go in May (for 2 weeks) to avoid Sakura season – any tips?

    • LOL you maybe a natural 😉 I live in London. That is so exciting!!! Where in Japan? You will have a massive stash issue wahhaha they have such fantastic cosmetics – check out the Japan cosme web, junkie heaven. Absolutely will share tips with you 😀

      • I know! It’s going to be epic hauling in Japan. I’m going to research SO much on what to buy! I will likely need to bring an empty bag with me to cart everything back. 😛

  4. I love your style 🙂 And this is more than humorous: “I spoke English to him and he looked blank too.”

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