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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 ...
... wonderful mountains against a clear blue sky. Alan took 104 photographs in about 3 hours!
Tuesday was also clear, so we drove to Chamonix, which is also at the base of Mont Blanc, for a view from another angle. We planned to take a telecabine up to Aillguille du Midii, the next door peak, but the web-cam showed it was too cloudy at the top to make it worthwhile, so we had lunch instead!
Today was fine but not sunny this ...
... exactly what one wears under a onesie, Elana could barely fight the guys off despite (in her words) having both a cold sore and a boyfriend, and Muriel was also in great form. The night could have gone on much later when Hannah managed to persuade a couple of guys with a hot tub and a bottle of rum that they wanted to host us, but the rest of us weren't so keen and we made it home around 2am.
... Tom again on Thursday. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas, again. The link lifts over to Val D'Isere were closed until late in the day due to wind. I eventually ventured out and bumped into the boys who were building a kicker at the end of our road. It looked like a sure fire way to break myself, or my snowboard, so I met the girls for lunch instead and decided to spend my afternoon on ski's with them. Now I remember finding ...
... 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 ...
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