On February 8th and 9th, my friends Jean-François, Christine, my nephew Florian and I went ski-touring in Switzerland, in Evolène located in the Valais area, near Sion. We spent the week-end touring and at night we enjoyed the highlights of the famous Evolene carnival where young men in scary carnival costumes chase tourists to scare them and to let them smell the horrible goat smell that they've got on the furs that hide their bodies. The ski-touring was quite good on the Saturday as we hiked up to Arbey (1824 m) and then skied down through pastures and along forestry tracks to reach the village at altitude 1372 m. Afterwards we enjoyed a fantastic meal with raclette and fondue washed down with dry Valais Fendant wine.
La Dent Blanche, (the White Tooth) 4357 m
Jean-François skiing down the Alpine pastures of Arbey - 1824 m
Scary monsters of Evolène
The Fendant white wine was excellent !
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