17 Oct 10th October 2011
Its cooling down here in the Alps and although we haven’t had a frost yet it has been snowing high up. Jonny went for a walk up to Le Crot at the weekend and there was actually around 30cm at a 1900m. The glacier in Tignes will be glad of this as its due to open shortly.
We have been collecting our trees from the village and getting them cut up ready for this Winter. Our neighbours have mentioned its going to be a cold one, which hopefully means lots of snow due to the thick skins on the onions in the garden!!! We are also busy doing last minute jobs ready for next season.
Villaroger is currently installing new snow cannons on the blue piste down to the Village which will ensure its kept open all season, and we will hopefully not need to download. Michel at La ferme has been doing some outside renovations to the bar and its looking good.
Les Arcs is due to open 10th Dec , once again Millionaires skiing, with noone on the pistes. Val D’Isere and Tignes will be open at the beginning of Dec, so anyone wanting a pre xmas break , please get intouch. We are offering dates 11th – 16th Dec 2011 for only £65 pp per night fully catered inc all drinks. Flights are really cheap then too.
I will be skiing on Scott Rosa’s again this season , and Jonny is fitting some touring bindings to them so will try hard to use them lol !!! He has got Scott Missions.
The girls are settling into school although Anneha is still finding College in Bourg St Maurice (secondary school ) a bit of a challenge. Having come from a school with only 9 children to one with 1400 , its a big change. She has to eat at a canteen every lunch and has 1.5 hrs break which she is not enjoying. We cannot believe how often teachers are off too, with no replacements which means more free periods for her. Hopefully she will soon get into the routine and we will look back and laugh on these first few weeks.
Fifi is very happy at Ste Foy school, having now got lots of friends and has been invited to 2 birthday parties already , something that rarely happened at Villaroger as there were no girls her age.
Hope we get to see you this coming Winter, lots of availability so please get in touch via email or phone. Bye for now !!