One of the shortest skis on record!

28 November 2011

Everyone was SAFE in yesterday’s fire. Read all the news on
Update by JC. More this afternoon

My skiing was over this morning before it really started. I was testing some skis and while skiing down from the Cascade chair to the T-Bar I exploded and spread myself all over the mountain. After standing up I looked down to see the pin-binding gripping onto the toe of my boot, but it was no longer attached to my ski. The bindings had ripped out and although annoying, I was glad it happened when it did and not way out in the Pays Desert. Anyway, Penny carried my ski down and we went to Bourg shopping.

Meanwhile, Chris took Johnny ‘Alpine’, Belinda, and her father John out into the Pays Desert and they had an excellent morning. John did really well and made great progress during the outing. (Check Jean’s photos plus a couple of Bananas) I’m back in business tomorrow and stay tuned for more news.

Sports Report- Thanks John for a great evening of football followed by a fantastic curry. It was a terrific match and very enjoyable. And well done Roger Federer who played in his 100th final and won his 70th title. Sheer class!

I stopped by Bananas today and all the staff were busy trying to clean up the incredible mess, but it must have been difficult to know where to begin. I’ll try to stop by tomorrow to say hello to Ricky and Ahmeed, who must be devastated. After all this time it’s hard to imagine Val d’Isere without Bananas, which has become an institution over the years. Many of us have had some fantastic times there eating, drinking, and generally laughing a lot as Ricky and Ahmeed were brilliant showmen and wonderful hosts, as well as incredible hard workers. Everyone at ‘Alpine’ is saddened and wish Ricky and Ahmeed, and all those connected with Bananas well.

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