I love the French Alps. I love the Swiss Alps. I love the hundreds of varieties of French cheese, the crusty baguettes, and cured sausages. I delight in the hearty mountain dishes that are some combination of melted cheese, charcuterie, lardons, onions, wine, potatoes, cornichons, and French country bread. For “Saveur the Journey’s” Ski Vacation […]
The 2017 Saveur the Journey Culinary Adventure to France was marked by great weather, lots of good food and wine, and some truly memorable cultural experiences with amazing French and Swiss hosts. By coincidence the first day of the trip happened to be July 14th (Bastille Day, the French national holiday). Our first group activity […]
The Vallée Blanche route on Mont Blanc is a 20km backcountry ski descent that takes most people all day. It starts at the Aiguille du Midi at 12,600ft and ends back in Chamonix (hopefully where you parked) at 3,200ft elevation. It is characterized by an impressive roped-in entry along a steep ridge, a huge landscape […]
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