An old faithful comes up trumps

11 December 2009

It was wall-to-wall sunshine (as Radio Will would say) and after a cold night it warmed up very quickly, especially on the southern exposures. Oli, JM, Chris and I all headed to Mont Roup and were rewarded with excellent snow top-to-bottom. Mont Roup rarely lets us down, especially when times are tough, and today was no exception. Fiona L skied better and better as the morning went on a picked up a ‘skier-of-the-morning award’. Well done Fiona! Thomas had an afternoon lesson on-piste while Andreas spent his day trying to finish up some of his building projects. JM was skiing with a lady named Yvonne who skied with me 20-plus years ago in my old Top Ski days. It was nice to see her again and I must say JM’s Ski Club group had some really good skiers. There was a World Cup race today but I don’t have a clue who won. In the street there was some good ambience with music and prize giving going on. There are two more races over the next couple of days so tune into Matt C on Ski Sunday and see Val d’Isere in it’s full glory. More of the same is forecast weather-wise but a few key lifts should open tomorrow, which will open up some options for us. Stay tuned.

Sports Report- Sad news for Hammers fans as Dean Ashton has announced his retirement after failing to recover from an ankle injury suffered while training with England. He was going to be a great player and with he and Carlton Cole West Ham would have had a poor-man’s version of Anelka and Drogba. They would have been a hand-full together. Bummer!

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