“Gaspard Blanc, the iconic creator of the resort and ski school Arêches Beaufort. Gaspard was my grandfather.
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Gaspard was the son of a peasant. Any kid already, it is smart, he knows milk goats and soon he knows everything. It remains besides farmer to quarantine but, from the 30, he falls in love with a sport so little known in Arêches: skiing. Its “skins” are vulgar string strands that wraps around somehow spatulas to not back to the climb. In 1936, the Alpine troops, he encounters decisive for its future, sealing the fate of our station. Ski Instructors siskins or Haute-Savoie inoculate him virus education and he graduated to assistant instructor. In the winter of 1938-1939, he introduces tourists to the hotel Couttet at Roselend. After a forced interlude (consequence slowdown in WWII) it buys, at 47, a few tiny plots to install a lift. All the village is put that to give a hand, which to give a few pennies, the wife of Gaspard, Simone, going around to collect funds.
At Christmas 1947 my grandparents received their greatest gift: the tickets they had ordered to sell the “towers” perch. Simone, luxury perchwoman, and Gaspard, monitor the first hour, the ski lift Cret Gerel could start his career … and start the station. As a rescue sled? A manure sledge. Perfectly scrubbed, of course. “Gaspard came from nothing. He did this first for him, but it benefited everyone, “testifies Molliet Félicien, in the book of François Rieu,” Arêches-Beaufort. “