A wonderful day out in the Vanoise leaving from the small, unspoilt village of Pralognan-la-Vanoise we walked in the crisp mountain air with the sun illuminating the surrounding peaks.? Soon the Grande Casse could be seen; the highest peak in the Vanoise.
We followed the gently rising valley passing the cross-country skiing pistes that were more or less deserted.? Soon we left these behind and crossed over the river before entering a world of bright sunlight as the sun reached the valley bottom.? We saw a chamois on the opposite slope searching for something to eat amidst the deep snow.? Remnants of avalanches reached down towards the valley.
The little of hamlet of Prioux was all shut up for the winter and the roofs of lozes and toles heavily laden with the winter’s snows.