It's going to get tougher as the week goes on!

21 February 2012

The sun was blazing in the sky again today and after our ‘maximum-turn’ session yesterday, today was never going to be as easy because it’s the French holidays (Grenoble, Lyon and Paris together) and the resort is TRACKED-OUT! With that said, we all did our best and had a jolly nice time in spite of them. My team of Tony, Chrissy and Penny headed towards the Lower Lavachet and the meadow up high was excellent, while the middle section had a little ‘education’ mixed in, but the bottom pitch was very good indeed. From there we skied the Sachette where we had great snow top-to-almost-bottom, when we ran out of virgin snow on the way out. We finished off a really solid morning with the trustworthy Familial.

Andreas headed up to the Fornet for a change of scenery, not only for himself but to show Elena and Dmitri a different side of the Espace Killy. They skied the Combe du Signal en route to the Pays Desert, which was pretty good before they headed over the Col for the Col Pers with an exit through the gorge. Good stuff! Meanwhile, Chris headed towards the Crete du Genepy but opted for Mont Roup, which wasn’t the greatest but was plenty good enough and a decent result. (We can be hard on ourselves when you set high standards and I know how Chris felt as I had a tough Mont Roup a few days ago.) Thomas skied around the Borsat, Bellevarde, Col du Palet and the Familial with the French family he’s skiing with this week while Henry had the day off.

Gill and Kiera skied with Millie, Katie and Anna this morning and Anna is here for a sleep-over tonight. We used this being Katie’s 6-and-a-half birthday for an excuse for sausages and some naughty patisseries and the girls are now watching Mrs. Doubtfire. (I watched it yesterday with Millie who’s now made a miraculous recovery).

I’m off now to watch the first-half of Chelsea’s Champions League match against Napoli at Johnny Alpine’s. Stay tuned tomorrow for more news!

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