|New Year Celebrations in Verbier 2011, |
complete with champagne on "snow"!!
After another full days skiing in Bruson, including a somewhat adventurous route back via neighbours gardens and over small (thankfully) walls right to the door of our chalet we were exhausted, this skiing is hard work!! But it was New Years Eve and Rebecca, our wonderful Swiss host, had offered to drive us to Verbier for the festivities. Verbier is "one of those places to do New Year", and with a local chaperoning us..., well it was an offer we could not refuse. Daniel had an active civic role in overseeing the big evening and was "on duty", so was unable to join us. Rebecca once again invited us to their lovely home and produced another wondeful pre New Years Eve antipasta before we headed up to Verbier for an excellent leisurely dinner (best eye fillet steak outside New Zealand and excellent local wine) and then onward to the Place Centrale, Verbier's main square as midnight approached. There were thousands of people milling around in this small area, and it was absolutely freezing but it's an annual event not to be missed.
|Enjoying the slopes of Verbier|
|Just beautiful every day, what a great week|
We said our goodbyes to Alastair and Vivienne the following morning, both hobbling around with their backpacks on, needing to make 4 train connections as they headed for Germany before returning to their boat Largo Star in Finike, Turkey. Then we said a big thankyou and farewell to our Swiss hosts Rebecca and Daniel. They had extended such warm hospitality toward us and made our stay so comfortable and memorable. Then it was off down the valley to the train station - next stop Lausanne.