Wednesday, January 31, 2007


John & Finn Cackett and I left Chamonix and drove to Sion Airport. After coffee we jumped in a helicopter and flew to the Rosablanche just behind Verbier. We then skied down to Sievez for a late lunch. We then took a taxi back to the airport to pick up the car.

Monday, January 29, 2007

A New Resort Each Day

One of the beauties of Chamonix is that it is a "Hub" from which you can reach a bunch of world class resorts in less than an hour. So when conditions are not perfect in Chamonix it is possible to jump in the car and go else where. Or in the case of John & Finn Cackett who have skied in Chamonix for years they wanted somewhere different.
We skied in Megeve,La Thuile,Verbier.

Good Tree Skiing

Charles Sherwood and I managed to snatch a day skiing together in Combloux, despite the piste being in poor condition the off piste towards Le Plan was very good. We had the whole place to our selves while Chamonix seemed to be grid locked and not a turn in fresh snow to be found anywhere.

Big Freeze

Finally it got cold dropping by about 20 degrees everything went from bright green to white. John Cackett his son Finn and I headed for Zermatt where we had perfect conditions blue skis and light fluffy powder

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Flying Grannies

The 14th year of the Flying Grannies took place in Klosters.This years team included Sue Mills,Carol Wengraff, Joanna Sanders,Viv Turnbull ( Guest appearance from her daughter Lucy]and Val Parker They were joined by an Aspirant Grandpa: James Cropper who seemed to enjoy himself immensely. We had mixed conditions: Good snow high up and rather strangely for January we did get some fantastic turns on spring snow. However the snow was poor low down and the Grannies didn't get as much off-piste tree skiing as they would have liked.