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Morzine, Col de Joux Plane & Mont Blanc - Saturday 19th November 2005

Morzine is 22 miles from our house in Thonon-Les-Bains (a 35 minute drive up the valley of La Dranse). There was a light dusting of snow during Wednesday 16th in the mountains - currently there's no snow below 1400m.

I took the bicycle (in the car) up to the Col de Joux Plane at 1700m from where there's a fabulous view of Mont Blanc (jump straight down to Mont Blanc photos). All photos on this page were taken between 12.00 & 15.00 on Saturday 19th Nov 2005.

Temperature in Thonon today was about 5°C, whilst on the Col de Joux Plane it was -4°C

Enjoy!



Above: Entering Morzine (Route de la Plagne)

 



Above: Entering Morzine (Route de la Plagne)

 



Above: They're making snow on the Pleney (temp is 0°C here)

 



Above: Morzine - looking towards Avoriaz (that's a pile of artificial snow)

 



Above: Making snow on the Pleney

 



Above: Morzine - looking down the valley

 



Above: Morzine from the road that goes over the Col de Joux Plane

 



Above: Ice crystals on branch

 



Above: Icicle city!

 



Above: Some reasonably straight icicles

 



Above: Knobbly icicles

 



Above: What a lot of icicles

 



Above: Icicle Tower

 



Above: Road leading up to Col de Joux Plane (chairlift visible is La Charniaz)

 



Above: Looking towards Les Gets

 



Above: Mont Blanc

 



Above: More mountains!

 



Above: Mont Blanc

 



Above: Approaching the Col de Joux Plane

 



Above: Col de Joux Plane

 



Above: Col de Joux Plane (there's some ice on the lake)

 



Above: View from the Col de Joux Plane

 



Above: View from the Col de Joux Plane

 



Above: Yes I did cycle up here (well only the last 2 miles!) It's not as easy when you're over a mile above sea level. Glad I brought the car!

 



Above: Col de Joux Plane

 



Above: View from the Col de Joux Plane

 



Above: Mont Blanc in the middle

 



Above: They're making snow up here too (under the Telesiege de la Croix), above Les Gets

 



Above: View from Le Ranfolly

 



Above: Snow on grass

 



Above: Snow on grass

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