Thursday, January 31, 2008

Well the next day I get up and low and behold no sunshine. I tag along with Emily, Simon & Micheal today.

We decide to head high to hopefully pop out of the cloud.

Which doesn't prove to work. It's just as bad here if not worse!

Luckily for these guys they had done these runs before but I had not and was a tad worried about going off the side. However all were sensible and we all stayed close togeather.

Things seem to be getting worse!

A bit lower down and we can see so much more.

I don't mind cloud but it would be better if it snowed as well.

We go up and down the boarder cross area a few times before stopping for tea at the restuartant.

And so after a hot chocolate the skies clear up.

We do the boardercross a couple more times and now I can see I show them I'm not such a numpty boarder afterall.

Its odd how the weatyher can change in the mountains and so quickly.

We stop once more for lunch and have more hot choclate and fries.

We do the boarder cross a couple of more times and then

we decide to go to the top for my benefit.

We head down the mountain to get to the main gondala.

Simon dissapears off to the park leaving me with the skiers.

Full of energy from those fries....

We start our accend on the large 8 man chair.

We look over the X-borader racing run which we didn't try.

Where did all the clouds go?

At the top of the T-bar Puy-salie 1 we head down the red Dome.

The snow here is good on the steep red.

And the veiw over the mountain tops magnificant.

We race down the red and onto the blue of Signal

That was great shall we do it agin but from the top of this lift.

Where they go?

A veiw of the blue Signal run from the chair lift...

We take this run a few times and it is the best run of the holday reckon.

At the top of the chair lift we look around and think where now.

Micheal and myslef wnat to do the steep red down. Emily doesn't. The run splits into two on red and blue and then joins back togeather we arrange to meet back up.

Wow that was good, glad we did that one.

We wait patently getting or breath back.

And Emily reappears.

We start our decent on some of the slopes we did this morning only they are unrecognisable to me.

The pace of the whole day has been just right.

Without an instructor I manage to get a fair few photos done.

Well the day has been great and it was nice to share it.

Back to the chalet, off with the clothes, to the fridge to get some beers and....

Into the pool of course.

Tonight we are eating out but not at the Yetti.

We walk into town through thick fog.

Past the Yeti and into SMokey Joes Tex MEx.

Here SCUK has arranged a meal - and a beer.

As can be seen by Dave, Adam and Dawn there is some concern over where is the beer? It eventually comes and some smashing food too.

Its a walk and a half back through the pea soup.

And down the now mega icey pathway to the chalets.

Well another night to sleep sweet dreams.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Well guess what, yep another sunshiney day and me not boarding.

I discoverd that if you sit on the sofa the side window actualy made a very nice picture.

What we could have really done with is some snow - especialy as I've not gone up the mountain. Anyway I agreed to do some film footage of the begineers this morning.

So off we went to the low boring slopes right by the red egg.

I mean this is FLAT.

I'm not sure weather I should be impressed...

or depressed.

Come on down - well down the flat....

Hey now thats extreme. Go Dino Go.

Well here the film action.

Well before dinner I go for a walk around the village. Take a good look and get some orientation of the area.

Erm well what can you say. It's like a summers day. Mind as its after 12 most of the shops are closed!

Of course you can never have too many flags.

Now I'm no big chocolate lover but check this shop out.

Erm sweet and chocolate heaven.

Next door an art shop - displaying a great picture of the mountain area from the sky.

I head back toward the dinner meeting point, checking out what runs are open and I'm missing on the sunnest of days.

I should be going up there but thats life.

So there already munching away can you believe it.

I have some fries and ketchup.

I hang around until my lesson is due to being and let my instructor know I'm not coming today as my hip hurts. He is happy and says i can rejoin if I want tomrrow.

At 3pm the shops open. I buy a pen lots of post cards, a mug and nip to the car to get some duct tape out the boot to see if I can repaire my hydropack which must have burst yesterday during my fall.

I head back to the chalet...

enjoying the cleanest of mountain air. Well at least we seem to be on the nicest side of the village.

Round the courner of chalet one and I'll be home.

The whole darn place to myself.

The whole warm pool to myself.

A the sceanary to myself.

I ponder what I'm going to do?

And then rememebr I can have a proper mug of tea and write some cards.

Well it was down to the Yetti for tea

and then the famouse SCUK Pub Quiz Night.

Fun, games, knowledge and a load of stupid mindless things to do.

Like get the slice of cuecumber from your forehard to your mouth without touching it!

A pint of lager and a packet of crips round.

Shit the coin.

Carve a penis

Dont the scores add up.

Shockingly everyone is pissed.

And as Dunx announced there can only be one winner.

Out comes the champers but no-one can open it!

And everentually we leave the bar daed.


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