Good-bye to the Solaise Cable Car!

25 May 2016

I’ve been back now since May 2nd and have got stuck in with spending time with the girls, playing golf, getting the garden sorted, and getting used to life without my daily ski-fix and mountains! That can be difficult sometimes as we’ve a very special thing going in the winter and it’s not easily replaced!

It’s great to be back with the girls and I’m really pleased with their progress in their various endeavours. Millie is making rapid progress with her golf and is starting to look like a real player now, and her tennis is coming along as well. She’s also taken up guitar lessons with a friend of ours and she’s really enjoying her time with Jesse. Thanks Jesse! Katie is riding and thoroughly enjoying it, as well as her gymnastics which she seems to perform non-stop anytime, anywhere. And to top it all off both of the girls are doing really well at school, which I’m very pleased about as I was a rubbish student! Gill is keeping herself busy at work and by playing quite a bit of tennis, and is happy for me to be back making the pack-lunches, doing the school runs, going to the supermarket, (so far I’m quite a useful chap) and trying to help with the disciplining of the girls, which I’m also rubbish at!

Derek emailed a photo (which I’ve posted) of the Solaise cable car today just before the demolition work starts. It has been a fantastic lift over the years and has been a landmark for over 50-seasons, but it will be replaced with something incredibly high-tech and like many old and wonderful things it will be forgotten fairly quickly. I must say I haven’t used it for quite a few years now and I’ll miss the Solaise Express even more as I thought it was still a pretty useful and efficient lift. Anyway, thanks Derek, and it looks like it could have been a good powder day today on the 25th of May!

The planning for the 2016/17 season is up and running and I’ve already taken quite a few bookings so don’t hesitate if you know your dates.

Stay tuned for more updates and photos soon!

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