Claer and cold!!!

15 January 2017

Sorry for the late update but I’ve had a rather busy day. It was -18C on the summit of Bellevarde this morning with beautiful clear blue skies and after a couple of tough days on the weather-front it was game on as far as the skiing goes. I had a short but sweet morning with Geoff and Inga (see photos) and we skied the Fontaine Froide, the Campanules, the Genepy-off-the-Motte and the Familial, all in pretty perfect conditions. Andreas started with the Fontaine Froide before heading to the Chardonnet along with Chris, and I’m not too sure what Thomas skied with the Green family. I know that everyone had a cracking good day and it will have changed Sandy’s mind forever about thinking she needs a warm up day!

I had a nice afternoon with Steve and Helen as we combined a little off-piste with some technique to get them ready for the jump into our off-piste world, and we’ve another session planned for Wednesday.

On the sports front I was really pleased with the Hammers performance and result on Saturday but my main news is the performance of my nephew Wils. He was chosen to play for the Birmingham University First Team and against the Medics. Because of the length of their degrees the medics are quite a bit older and as Wils said, “they’re proper men!” who have an aura about them of being a tough team to deal with. Anyway, Wils team won and he was chosen ‘man-of-the-match’, which is brilliant! Well done Wils!

I still have my Valdinet post to write tonight and if you haven’t logged-on it before it comes out every Monday and Friday. You may find some extra photos of yourself plus some Val d’Isere news that may not get mentioned on the blog.

Stay tuned for another cold but excellent day tomorrow!

PS Thanks Geoff and Inga for a wonderful supper and the footie!

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