Steak, Chips & Skiing on Ventoux

Snow has been dumping on Mont Ventoux for weeks now and the Giant of Provence is blanketed in white, which can only mean one thing…ski time. The snow has been brilliant this year so yesterday some friends and I and headed up to the Northern side of Mont Ventoux to make the most of it. We headed to the ski station at Mont Serein and were on the slopes within only 20 minutes of leaving Le Maupas.  We didn’t have  snow chains on the tyres so had to get out and push to make it.. but it was worth the effort. We had a fabulous afternoon of skiing on  great snow, most of it powder, in the sparkling sunshine, stopping for  a lunch of steak, chips & wine on the mountain. Fantastic!

The ski station at Mont Serein opens whenever there is enough snow, which is usually around mid-February. A ski pass costs 13 euros for the afternoon, or around 23 euros for a full day. You can hire skis & boots for about 20 euros per day.  Take a look at the Mont Serein website for more information and don’t forget to check out the live webcam of the slopes. The Mont Serein ski station is just 20 minutes from your base at Le Maupas.

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