Tonight’s blog post is bought to you by the lovely people at the hotel Olympia who are letting us use their laptop! Yay!!
Today we hit the snow for the first time like a bunch of crazed eager beavers. Breakfast was timetabled for 8.00 but virtually everyone had stuffed their faces on mountains of cereal, rolls & Brioche by then and just couldn’t wait to get outside! Everyone was divided in to groups (Snowboarders, intermediate & beginners. Skiers, beginners, intermediate & advanced) relating to these skill levels and then introduced to their instructors. Staff explored the piste’s & runs to the east & west of the highest run Hoadl house in the morning with the advanced group following in their footsteps in the afternoon. We were all suitable refuelled at lunchtime with a hot meal back at the hotel (It’s amazing how much everyone ate!)
It’s been very sunny most of the day with a bit of cloud cover later in the afternoon. It even managed to start snowing at the top by the end of the afternoon. However it’s been warm & the sun cream is a necessity, especially down on the nursery slopes.
Mr Knowler (Alberto) has already nominated himself for the 1st Ever Homer Simpson award (Staff only) after leaving his helmet & bag at the bottom of the ski lift just after running back to the hotel before the afternoon session because he’d left his ski-pass behind. DOH!
The first coveted ‘Wally’ & ‘Hazard of the day awards…….
‘Arnie’ crashed into ski-bank
Will skied past someone’s scarf & only told them about it at the bottom.
Lewis Foxy Fox who wiped out his whole group & broke a Ski too!
Colin for showing off and nearly crashing into an Austrian Grandad
And the winners are:
Wally - Arnie
Hazard - Lewis
After supper this evening we have had an hours chillout session & then we are off down the mountain to the nearby Village of Axams to go swimming.