Hey everybody, I'm back from the family trip to Les Deux Alpes.
Whole lot of hot. Sunny blue sky days every day. So plenty of this kind of thing* :
And lots of time spent applying suncream, riding in t-shirts and sweltering at lunch stops.
No snow for 15 days when we were there so the off-piste was pretty much non-existent. I turned down a guided cat-transfer trip to La Grave as I didn't see the point given the conditions (maybe for free, but not for 100EUR!)
Still had a cracking time in the spring conditions though.
First time we've been able to snowboard together for a good few years. Got the missus well and truly out of her comfort zone by taking her over boxes and jumps in the park, encouraging her to ride switch, and doing the slushy remains of a nice sidecountry run between the black and red runs in Vallée Blanche**
My three ("nearly 4 daddy") year old managed two and half hours of ski school with ESS every day. They were great. She can now confidently ride a full-size button tow to the top and come back down on her own in control. Which is more than I can do
She got to "Level 1A" on their grade system and was awarded the "Super Skier" prize by the kid's club at the end of the week #prouddad.
So a great trip all in all. Despite the heat. Being back at work is killing me though. Can't stop browsing snow stuff...
* (Excuse crappy phone photos - I couldn't be bothered carrying the SLR)
**(not the Chamonix one! The Deux Alpes back-resort of the same name).