|Haig, Jackie, Cassie, Si and Gabby at the top of Mosettes Swiss/French border|
|Si looking round to see Jackie and Cassie waving|
|That'll be me 'n 'er. Photo taken by Cassie|
|On Col du Fornet looking back at the resort before we ski off|
|The three of them are down there, I'm still near the top|
|A group of six deer or goats making their way across the snow|
|Half way down, looking back up of where we've come|
|Teddy adding load to my exercises (I didn't realise how badly I did pressups!)|
|Looking down the Torgon black 'Freeride'|
Although very lumpy, the snow was not too bad and it was possible to plant the poles, skim round the edge of a mogul and slide down its side, repeating as we went. It was very steep but so enjoyable and I was so excited. Jackie skied brilliantly and we got to the bottom in what seemed like no time, deciding it was probably the hardest, yet most enjoyable run in the whole of the resort. We skied down to the lift, got back up to the top and did big thumbs up to the ski patrol man, who seemed quite surprised we were back so quickly.
|We did it! At the bottom of the Torgon black 'Freeride'|
|This blackbird vists us most days to eat cat biscuits. Here he is checking us out|
Today is the start of the half term holidays and, if previous seasons are anything to go by, everywhere will be full of people, so our enthusiasm to go out skiing on crowded slopes of unpredictable skiers, queue at lifts amongst people who don’t believe in queuing and intend to get in front no matter what and then find people get off lifts in front and then stop to regroup with their friends and to chat, blocking exits and pistes, completely oblivious to anyone else – no, I think we’ll do other things for two weeks, go ski touring and/or try to find less used lifts and slopes. Grumpy old man? Not me surely!
|And here he is with a cat biscuit in his beak. We saw him eat seven in one sitting earlier|