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Travel Blogs from La Norma
... 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 ...
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 ...
woke to snowing in village Josh leaving today that sad we have had a grand week with him
Lots of laughs and lots skiing great to catch up with him
Put him on bus 11am for Geneva Airport and headed for skiing , snowing lots visablity not flash
Talking to lady in Funicular her daughter 7 years was in ski school all week from 9 30 am till 5pm no wonder there were so many rows of ...
... music playing. From the bottom of this run we took an 8 seater chair back up to L'Arpette and skied there for the rest of the afternoon. This was so we could keep an eye on the time as we had to catch the cable car back across the valley to our side of the mountain. As it was we ended up not getting back to the funicular till after 5pm. A great last day for Josh's ski holiday and also for us.
... and we've been told how busy it gets in B-S-M, so it seemed like a good time to take a few days off.
1 reblochon cheese (500g )
250g lardon (bacon), diced
1 cup creme fraiche
3 tablespoons chives
1 tablespoon butter
1 glass dry white wine (love this...wine by the glass not an ordinary cup!)
salt and pepper