Grand Hotel de Valloire et du Galibier
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... long run all the way back to Tignes and a fab last day of snowboarding.
So for the final night we took it easy and headed back to Alpaca. It's what you expect from a ski lodge, animal print throws, wooden walls and apparently there's a couple of wolfhounds in residence somewhere. Jonas brought his French friend Max who unwittingly provided our entertainment. His English was obviously better than ...
... favourite conditions (mainly because it puts most other people off. And the least obstacles I need to avoid, more's the better for my snowboarding). And we were off piste in some trees which probably helped my enjoyment. The snow was unreal, I spent most of my day nose first in drifts up to my thighs. In fact I spent most of the day face first in the snow, but that doesn't matter (nor hurt so much) in lovely fresh snow. I just ...
... top of the black La Face run into Val and couldn't understand the fuss as I cruised along, not seeing another soul at the top. Then I came to a ledge, and looked down a mogul field full of people either edging down or having given in and removed their ski's. I made it down, but by this point my thighs were shaking and I made a slow trip back over to Tignes. That evening we headed to Alpaca bar and had marmalade mojito's in jam jars. Which taste better than they sound. ...
So for all my uselessness at general life admin, my ability to be late even when I aim to be early and all the travelling I do, surprisingly what happened to us on this holiday was a complete first.
And it definitely shouldn't have happened today!
We managed to get up at 4:30 (!) fit 3 lots of luggage, a snowboard and 3 people into my poor little car by 5:15, make it to the airport without ...
This week was my first week of classes, or I should say my first 3 days because I don't have class on Mondays or Tuesdays. As great as that is, it does make for a very tiring 12hrs of class on Wednesday. Each class is an hour and 45min which is surprisingly very hard to sit through! And I'm taking politics and economy for the first time in my life, hopefully it ends up being easier than I ...