Luckily Jim’s sister and her husband also wanted to escape for a few days too, so we had some partners in crime to plan with and we found a great chalet in Morzine that would accommodate our mini break. As we weren’t going for very long it wasn’t as easy to just book something, but we put a message on the Chalets Direct forum and Alpine Adventure got in touch and were very helpful and made sure that we had lift passes and ski’s for Jane and Mark delivered to the chalet. Plus the hosts were really lovely too.
We chose Morzine as we’ve been before so we know the slopes a bit – which is important when you’re only there a few days – and we all really like the town too, plus there’s stuff there for me to do as I wasn’t planning on being on the slopes all the time. It also turned out a couple of other friends ended up coming out to see another friend living there.
We made it over to Switzerland on my second day riding but I abandoned the others to head back to France and somewhere I could chill out whilst they rode some of the slopes over there. We did avoid the Swiss Wall though – for one, it didn’t really have any snow on it, and for another – it’s hideous!
Being in the mountains has a completely restorative nature for me. It clears my head and makes me happy. There is something about those never ending peaks when you’re at the top of the mountains that makes me happy, and the snow and the atmosphere when you’re there. It just makes everything better – which was sorely needed after a bit of a crappy 5th chemo session.