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Just a few photos from the Ski holiday so far - won't bore you all with tales of daring red runs, lost snow chains (thankfully not this year, so far) or off piste escapades, but the attached photos are a way of sharing our holiday with family and friends ... Don't worry, there will be far more to come in the ...
... weather and conditions were much better then Chamonix, and it was a great day out with wide rolling slopes. We also went across to Courmayeur in Italy, and despite the terrible visibility the slopes were still good. For lunch we enjoyed yummy pizza, beers and wine. Post lunch we were offered some home brewed Grappa from the restaurant, it was surprisingly disgusting but knowing that it was a family brew we ...
... instructors who skied down the black run into Tignes carrying sticks on fire, to celebrate the end of the French kids' holidays) they all came over to the chalet as The Gin, that we nearly missed our entire holiday for, needed drinking and we'd barely made a start on it. Eventually we made it out to the Loop bar. It's not the busiest on a Friday but there was still plenty of entertainment, Hannah and I ...
... I grow up!
Wednesday was also our chalet hosts day off so we headed out for tea, randomly, to the restaurant where Jonas works. We ate with James and Steph, the other couple staying in our chalet. There's another family in our chalet who are part of a big group so we rarely see them, though we can hear them, they can only communicate by shouting, which has become an amusing part of our day.
I arranged to meet up with ...
... the ratchet wasn't working on one of my bindings which made turning really difficult for me. So, I eventually made it down the slope drifting side to side and barely putting in a turn. We didn't fancy queuing again so headed to their flat for some (more!) pancakes and a beer.
Hannah and Elana on the other hand, were in the first day of ski school and didn't really need lifts, so they had a great day.
The food is great in the chalet, lots of it and lots ...