We’re off to the French Alps (Chatel) in a couple of weeks, which will be a completely new experience for somebody who really doesn’t like the cold and generally can’t stand up on anything but terra-firma.
From a couple of other threads on here it looks like the French regulations are similar to urs and while, with a Mavic Pro, I don’t have to register, it seems sensible to do so. Has every body else gone for specific insurance (the French seem quite hot on it) or just relied on something else they already have?
Anyway, what I really wanted to ask, as somebody who’s never been near a skiing village at all, is what to expect in terms of flying possibilities? Am I going to end up waist deep in snow trying to avoid everybody? Lake Vonnes is nearby so might be a place to get away from other people, but I imagine everywhere else will be quite crowded, so not sure what to expect.
It’s all a bit weird, and having watched my brother learning to ski years ago I decided it all looked far too difficult and dangerous, and, anyway, with scuba diving as well I’ve never really had the time. There’s a long story, which I won’t bore you with, about snowboarding lessons in Milton Keynes that almost resulted in a fractured wrist, which was a real bugger as I’d just about got the hang of it. With a wrist that’s still a bit tender I probably shouldn’t try again whilst there, on the other hand, I hate being beaten and did really enjoy it, so I dunno.
But, regardless of any slippery adventures, it would be good to get an aerial perspective, so all advise appreciated!