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Travel Blogs from Val-Thorens
... all yellow, white and purple......Spring has arrived in BSM.
Several times this year we have noticed the most stunning designs in the snow, generally created soon after a snow fall. They are often geometric shapes of about 100m x 100m, so quite large. When we stopped one day to view one of these designs, someone else who had also stopped to look at them, told us that they were done by a man on foot. He thought the man may be autistic. Since then we have seen ...
... lemon yoghurt cake, apple and cinnamon, American spiced carrot cake (the best!) and on one day I made chocolate cupcakes with a blackcurrant icing!!
I've just noticed that my last entry was just after Christmas! So much has happened since then! Leo and I haven't been skiing as much, I think we are in need of respite! We still go quite regularly compared to the average person ...
... for the first minute or so, but
then I gained too much speed and ended up stopping with my skis in his and
holding onto his coat. They decided that was actually a better way for me to
learn, so I held on to his waist the rest of the way down the hill. It was only
The Rest of My Lessons
Since I, at the very least, learned successfully how to
stop, we practiced weaving and turning on the smaller hill in front of ...
This week Ron entered in the veteran slalom event, which is held annually in BSM, and surprisingly it is open to amateurs and professionals....not sure how many veteran slalom professionals there are, but about 100 men and women competed and Ron was 28th overall and 8th in his age category (Men 60+), so he did remarkably well, given he's never competed in a slalom race before!
That evening all the competitors and some hangers ...
... did some runs we hadnt done before wow what a great day to finish our last day
Feeling sad but it has been awesome but looking forward to NZ warm weather and enjoying some more summer
We finished the day ,with 2 runs down Mont Blanc our favorite run once down the blue and one down the red I did a few tree runs and fnearly buried my self Maurice and John thought they were going to dig me out