While waiting for the bus in the junction between Saint Jean D’Arves and Saint Sorlin D’Arves we chatted up with this bubbly Dutch girl who scaled the 4 corners of Les Sybelles in just 3 days. Of course, we took note of her tips. She said the summits between L’Ouillon and Les Perrons in Saint Sorlin D’Arves have the most magnificent views in Les Sybelles. The pistes there are said to be unique too. Her testimony made us so excited, we decided to take the long journey to the 2 summits the next day. Well, we did not regret it - it was superb!
And videos of course are here:
This is a nice video of Dutchman overtaking me and a snowboarder coming off piste to join us. I was actually startled a bit by the snowboarder and quickly used my plow/brake position.
Another video of Dutchman overtaking me. I always get uneasy when Dutchman comes near me as we almost collided a few times before. In this video, I avoided him and went the other way, lol.
La Saint S’o, a really cool terrace on the piste halfway from Les Perrons summit and Saint Sorline D’Arves village. A group of Bulgarians later hijacked the music master, they played Bulgarian music and were dancing in the snow.
The great thing about skiing here is the space, pistes are so wide, and moreover, there are very few people! Just spells perfect really as this is what low season is all about and its benefits. It would have been a nightmare to book our winter sport holiday during high season (read: February as kids are free from school). Can you imagine the wriggly little daredevils shooting like loose canon balls in the slopes? OMG Terrifying!
Here’s a confession - I developed this sense of fright where I immediately lose my confidence when an army of speedy skiers/snowboarders are trailing behind me. It just makes me so vulnerable and I hate it. I’m afraid of collision. Well, we all do. But I think I’m a coward skier who elected to ski in her own terms and conditions.
Dutchman and I are toying at the idea of going again in early April but we are not looking forward to the long distance driving, so we will see.
Travel Period: January 2008
Destination: Saint Sorlin D'arves (Savoie - Rhone-Alpes), France