So it was off to Italy for the winter of 2004 / 2005. Through the Finnish grapevine in the summer I was told about a magical place in the Val d'Aosta, so rented an apartment there for 6 months starting in December 2004.
Christmas, New Years and January through till April I was there. Plenty of good folk came out to visit...my brother Toby for 6 weeks which was great. Dan and the snow safari boys, Alberto, Waz, Tim, Amanda, Nis and the Danish possee, Foz (the rock of Gibraltar when it comes to doing ski seasons!), Smithy, Krys, Heed, Soph, El, Bridgey - you know who you were!!
Here are the highlight snaps as thumbnails. If you want to see them in photo album format, just click on this link and look at the Gaby 2004 / 2005 album:
Thanks for all the photos guys and see you next year!
You land in Turin:
This is what the town and hills look like around Gaby and Alagna:
The Rifugio was pretty special:
Some on hill shots:
check the boarding sequence for the old-school basket lift, as demonstrated by Foz and Heed:
And assorted people shots:
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