ESCAPE- OLOGY Magazine Issue 1 - Page 21

This one is NOT for people who are scared of heights.  I never thought that I had a problem with heights until I went up the Aiguille de Midi! Don’t get me wrong – I loved it and the views were insane but it did make me feel a little whoozy and I didn’t stay up there for too long. You can also go up the lift to a glass-bottom lookout with insane views over the valley – something to tick off the list if you fancy it. The cable car goes quite fast at a pretty steep incline (it’s the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world – so not surprising!) it felt like we were on a rollercoaster, every so often it would swing and everyone inside would ‘woo’ but it was fun and I’m so glad I did it! Again, it’s included in your Unlimited Pass so a good ski alternative if you want to do something pre-work shift.

Watch a film at the cinema

This is a nice alternative option when you’re off work for the evening and don’t want a big boozy night in a bar. It felt like quite a novelty being in a French cinema in the middle of the mountains and it was one of those things that you take for granted at home but is quite special out here.

End your season by inter-railing around Europe

This was one of the points I made in my 6 things to consider before doing a ski season in Chamonix, but it definitely needs another mention. It was so much fun ending our season by hopping onto a train to Italy and exploring some beautiful places in Europe for a couple of months. This meant the post-season blues were avoided and we had the best finale to one of the best times of our life! You can buy an inter-rail pass online and go all round Europe; we did three weeks around Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and then three weeks Greek Island hopping. (What did you do with your skis, I hear you ask? We were lucky enough for family members to come and visit us at the end of the season, so they very kindly took our skis and winter clothes back with them! Thank you!). But what better way to end your season?