First ski trip of 2015

After a unseasonally warm November and December, it got colder in January and the Juras finally got a good snowfall. We even got a light dusting of snow at our house in Geneva.  So the next day, the boys and I threw our skis in the car and headed up to Crozet, less than 30 minute drive.

On the chairlift heading up to the top

On the chairlift heading up to the top

Clouds fill the Geneva valley with the Alps rising behind them

Clouds fill the Geneva valley with the Alps rising behind them

When we got back up to the top of the mountain, we saw a phenomenon that I have only ever seen before a couple of time. The ice crystals in the air create one or more false suns in the sky. The sun is on the left, the bright light on the right is a sundog.

Sundog over the Jura Mountains, January 2015

Sundog over the Jura Mountains, January 2015

Mont Blanc in the distance

Mont Blanc in the distance

Two boys enjoying skiing through the sunlit snow-dusted forest

Two boys enjoying skiing through the sunlit snow-dusted forest

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