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The hidden tribe of the mountains

Pre Dinner Drinks CanapesThere are, of course, two tribes in the mountains. And one of them is hiding in plain sight.

Skiers and snowboarders? Not even close. They are one tribe certainly. The second?

The Seniors; older people that have a love of the mountains in winter, but no longer ski and so come to snowshoe, chill and enjoy all that the mountains can offer in winter.

Not for them the 7am alarm call, hurried breakfast, boot room carnage and a minibus transfer to 9am ski school. It’s a lot more leisurely. Time for a second croissant and a coffee refill? Bien Sur.

Seniors are still out by 10am though for a morning snow shoe walk, but the best seat in the mountain restaurant? Taken by the seniors at 11.50am. Complimentary digestive? Rude not to.

And so, it continues. As skiers chase last lifts for home, the seniors are in the spa, winding down after an exhausting day. A power nap follows before drinks and dinner sometime later.

They have a brilliant time – I know I am one when I’m not skiing – but the best thing of all?

You are completely invisible to all except other seniors.

Monsieur Mogul


Monsieur Mogul – Our man in La Plagne

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author

alone and not those of Ice and Fire Ski and Snowboard Holidays

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