Started by Ian Wickham in Ski Chatter - 2661 Replies
We're staying in Les Boisses. I will let you know if there's any snow left when I'm there.
The upper slopes are due to have a total of 47 cm during next week, before we get there, and it's going to be below freezing all week!
So - if the weather forecast is correct there will be plenty of snow for us
Let's hope it's nice and sunny whilst we're actually there!
Is this a last minute bookng?
Very envious of all that lovely fresh snow, hope the visibility is good for you though.
It's not exactly a last minute booking - I booked it a few weeks ago.
I'd been desperate to ski again (after my week at New Year) but all the plans I'd tried to make to ski in March had fallen through for various reasons. And I knew I couldn't book a week away because of having to be home for the holidaymakers' changeover days on Friday and Saturday. Eventually it dawned on me that I could manage a short break whilst my younger daughter was still on her Easter holidays from Uni, so she could come too.
And - my husband is coming as well! It's the first time he's ever been on a ski holiday. He's not going to ski but he'll be able to get an idea of what goes on so he'll be able to understand when we're talking about them in the future. And he can travel around on the free bus looking at the villages etc.
I wasn't expecting there to be much snow so this is a real bonus. Let's just hope, like you said, we'll be able to see where we're going and they won't have shut all the lifts because of the wind etc.
We'll be staying in Les Boisses, which is the next village up from Les Brevieres, so I'll be able to check out the chalet for the group ski holiday next January.
My guess is that it will be me first ~ my knees will not last forever. Maybe ten, maybe 20 years.
My thoughts are that we would continue to go to the alps, and while my frau is skiing, I would just spend all day painting ~ instead of managing with some time at the end of the ski day, making it difficult to finish a painting.
Apart from that, I would spend the time just meeting and talking with locals at whichever village we would be in.
My wife doesn't ski, never has, never will, but ...
Thankfully she does love the mountains. Our day goes something like this ...
Early start for me - off to ski. Slow start for OH.
Often meet for coffee at about 11.00, then lunch of course.
I tend to have an afternoon with little skiing and we do things together later in the day.
Works for us
The keys for us are careful choice of resort and accomodation. Needs to have plenty of foot passenger uplift (Wife loves riding the gondolas) and easily accessible skiing - so I can get back to meet her without travelling miles.
Took a couple of goes and minor disasters to learn what works and, for me, the biggest breakthrough was earlier this year. I suddenly had an understanding that I have two types of holiday. A skiing holiday and a holiday where I ski. May sound a bit esoteric but an important distinction for the enjoyment of us both.
I love going to the mountains with my wife and, thankfully, she loves going as well.
Great week. Will provide a report later in the Scandinavian section when I've caught up with work.
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