I am going to Park city, Utah for 10 days next week. No lessons/classes available, but the slopes are open.
swine. I hate you!
Don’t. You’ll bring back the nightmares of skiing on Cairngorm. Ski championships and the weather was so bloody foul.I'll have to move to Glenshee to revisit the joys of negotiating ice, rocks, and tufts of heather on the immaculate slopes. (While having the fizzog made into a colander by the icy sleet.)
Don’t. You’ll bring back the nightmares of skiing on Cairngorm. Ski championships and the weather was so bloody foul.
In the slalom, I came adrift and lost a ski. The gatekeeper yelled at me ‘Just pick up your ski and get on, this is the last gate.’
It was so bad I couldn’t see the finish!
In the warm cafe over lunch, we all waited for the results of the first run: those few of us who had ‘finished’ had to get back up on the hill in the afternoon for the second run. None of us wanted to go!
So it was a quick flip to the front, in proper military fashion, and off we went.
I sense that „ski-mountaineering“ is not on the cards,
ie. No lifts! skin-up (not the obvious!). It is an option?
You might have to live in your car (or be dogged!) but sometimes „the extra effort has rewards! (Not talking about being dogged, by the way!)
Having consulted the Met, decided to wait until this morning before going to the shops.
So I give you views from the bedroom now:
We had about the same, hence lots of blower & shovel drill.Very nice. I have just had a minor admonition from SWMBO that we are the only household not to cleared our drive. So that's me sorted for the morning (after a visit to the cafe/tabac). Must have been about 10" of snow in the Vallee Verte yesterday (sorry, can't do accents on this keyboard).
View from garage door:
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Grumpy snowploughing to follow.
Where’s that?Yeah, had to clean the car windscreen of at least 2cm of snow Friday morning. No blowers, ploughs, quads or tractors needed. Some people hey!
Near Colchester, snow turned to sleet turned to rain by 10am so no dramas even in a rear wheel drive. That said plenty of people managed to throw it into the hedge.Where’s that?
I don’t recall seeing any ‘Britain at a Standstill in Grip of Antarctic Blast’ headlines in ‘End-of-Days’ font!
Contrary to popular perception, winter tyres are not strictly a legal requirement in CH.... That said plenty of people managed to throw it into the hedge.