Off Season

Copyright 2008 Jens Haas -

There is a reason why June is considered off season in the Alps. I remember looking up a hotel on the web a couple of years ago, near the Mont Blanc. Their fancy booking system indicated that rooms were available. When we arrived, it turned out that the hotel was closed for the entire month – and so were all hotels in the area… apparently, to them this was so obvious that they did not even post it on their website. But the good part of all this is that *if* you find a hotel that is open, there are certainly no crowds, and the weather is changing every hour, which makes for interesting photographs.