When I looked outside first thing this morning I immediately thought, ‘this could be a real stinker’.

01 February 2009

When I looked outside first thing this morning I immediately thought, ‘this could be a real stinker’. It was grey with very flat light and light snow falling but by the time we arrived at the Gourmandine there were some breaks in the cloud cover and we knew then that we had a chance of a pretty good morning. The best light in the resort was, as it often is, around the Borsat/Mont Roup area, so we stayed in those sectors for the morning. TJ skied an excellent Mont Roup while Chris and I great snow around the Borsat before skiing the Lavachet and ‘skinning’ out at the bottom. The preparations for the World Championship are heating up as the opening ceremonies are tomorrow night and all of a sudden there seems to be more people in town and a totally different sort to what we are used to. There is more fur and glamour, and certainly more make-up about and I think we are in for an interesting two weeks. Andreas injured himself in the torchlight descent a couple of nights ago and has a nasty swollen leg but fortunately it’s just above the boot-top and he will be able to continue working. He was lucky as it could easily have been much worse. Warmer weather and light snow are forecast over the next few days with heavier snow towards the end of the week. Tune in for nightly televised reports of the Championships as Val d’Isere should feature in most countries sports reports.

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