We went to Mt. Blanc in mid-December and everything was closed. Everything. The hotels, the restaurants, most of the cable cars. And it was snowing. And we’d come by van and it had dropped us off in the middle of this ghost town for the whole day in the cold. The snow was beautiful, but really, you don’t need to wander around seeing that much snow. We decided to take one of the cable cars up as far as it would go, since they wouldn’t go all the way up this time of year. Then, the snow rolled in. Thick, low clouds hung over the town and most of our group decided to skip the trip up the mountain because there would be too much cloud-cover to see anything. As we made our way up, at first it seemed they were right. Then, the cable car rose out of the clouds and suddenly we were on these islands of snow with clouds stretching along the base of the mountain. I looked like there was an ocean of clouds and we were up there in the sun. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everything was so silent and there were no tourists – just us. I don’t think I can ever recreate that experience, but it made Mt. Blanc a vision of heaven for me.
Definitely worth it.over 6 years ago