After a lot of people getting very nervous and some dire predictions by local farmers that the snow wouldn’t arrive until February, the snow is here and winter has started at last.I was wondering who the arrival to the village would be that would ‘bring the snow with them’ and it turned out to be my mates from home Cheeko and Hughsey, who flew out to surprise me for my birthday at the start of December. My wife had organised a surprise party for me at The Avalanche and I couldn’t believe it when my boys from home showed up. (actually I cried – sad I know)
Of course, you know by now the usual carnage that follows and I was pretty glad to get rid of them a few days later, as my liver had taken a real pounding.
It’s snowing big outside and a few of the locals have been out riding the powder and one guy going to the effort to skin up the local highest peak, the Mont de Grange (2400m+) Not really my style to be honest but we were all pleased for him. I’ve just dragged my big fat skis out from the cave in anticipation of a powder day tomorrow morning :DDD