Hotel Mercure - Les Arcs 1800
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... it very funny, but she was ever so serious.
Today was the same routine, Nanny walked Brody over to ski school and Matt and I took Marni along to her school. She was a little more focussed and happy about it today. We stayed and watched while I had a cup of coffee. We were interested to see how she went, because she did great yesterday and we had been coaching her on straight skis, meaning fast, turned in, meaning slow ...
... courses. Marni's plan of attack was to point and go, hands on knees, skis parallel and pointed straight to the bottom, perfect skiing style...no snow plough. Her tactic to stop was to yell out for help and one of the instructors would run over and stop her, and teach her the snow plough (again). She was flying down! The instructors were great, by the end of it, she was attempting to snow plough, but was definitely turning toward the rope lift ...
... just ski straight and stop, and she was in between us, she could either hold hands or put them on her knees. She did awesome! We did this most of the way down the nursery slope, and just at the last little bit, Matt took her again and put her in between him so she could ski, but he could guide her across to the chair lift. Today too, Marni walked on her skis, so the new pink skis definitely made a difference - thanks Anne!
Oops, no notes again! Refuge Elena quite new and modern. Large dorms but partitioned into bunks of 4. Located on a high ridge overlooking the valley, where we had a long break and arvo tea. Met some interesting groups of Italians, see the funny hats. It seems that all of Italy has these 2 weeks off, so the trails and refuges are full. Dinner in a lovely dining room, food pasta as usual. ...
... cyclists. Once we reaches the top station of the chair lift we proceeded to walk up the mountain along a well worn footpath. The final section entailed walking up a steep path along the ridge of a moraine intel we reached the Albert Premier refuge. The refuge itself was a huge surprise in terms of its size, the number of people and facilities. I ordered the most amazing coffee and we ate our first packed lunch that we had carried up. We left the ...