Not the easiest morning of the season!

19 January 2014

After a couple days and nights of strong gusting wind we had tougher conditions this morning, but fortunately decent vis towards Tignes helped to make the most of the day. Thomas, Henry and I all headed towards the light and my team opened up with a pretty good run from the top of the Borsat Nord. From there we bussed around and skied the Sache, which was good in places and a little trickier in others. We finished off a good morning with an optimistic Familial, and after skiing off a freshly developed wind-formed cornice and dropping about 2 metres and splatting myself, which rendered my sunglasses useless, we just skied cautiously to the bottom. Needless to say it wasn’t the best Familial of the season! (See photos)

We had a great time at the Polo final last night, which was 7-7 at the end of full-time and went to sudden-death. The challengers from the UK who forced extra-time with a goal with 15 seconds remaining, beat the four-time champs in a thriller and much to the delight of Radio Wil, who was doing his best to remain neutral during his commentary. We had a fantastic vantage point and could really see the work of the ponies as they jostled and bumped one other, being just as competitive as their riders. The girls had a wonderful time playing with their friends, visiting the stables and eating and drinking as much of the complementary food and drink as possible. Chrissy was there, as were Andreas and Tansy with Ness and Victor and it was a really good event and well worth watching.

It’s snowing lightly at the moment and fingers crossed for some more snow before the morning. Stay tuned!

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