Showing posts from November, 2016

First tour and ski of the season

So after tons of snow falling last week we decided to do our first tour of the season this weekend. Bowie came up to join us and we set off Saturday morning up piste H to make it up to Paquis and the Tovière. Safe to say, we weren't very quick but the weather was great and we did enjoy the hike up and the occasional stop for water and some 'very bad kids' sweets. We stopped at the top of the steep of piste H before heading down to Le Lac. I had quite a few wobbly turns (the first of the season) and a fall but I also got some great powder turns in between! They'd also used snow cannons in some places so the snow varied between amazing powder and cement crud. All worth it though!
We made it down to the Loop bar for lunch and had  a well deserved chicken burger and coke.
This might be the best start to the season in a long time..


Lots of snow falling today, even down in bourg! View from the office and the car before driving back up to Tignes this evening

Busy weekend

Started off the weekend with a 5h English grammar exam which I'm happy to say I passed! Next course is now British literature and Arthuriana. On Saturday we luckily changed the tires on the car as it started dumping later in the evening. In the day we went to the winterfest film festival in bourg and participated in quite a strange eco-conference. This was followed by dinner with Beaker and Bowie at the queue du cochon as well as drinks so we ended up having a late night walk home in the snow. Today was a more chilled day and we ended up going to the movies as they were showing a film in VOST, meaning original version with subtitles, or as we see it, not dubbed to French.  We saw captain fantastic, which was a little bit odd but really quite good,  definitely worth  a watch!