21 Apr 21st April 2009
The last week of catered guests has been and we have just another 2 weeks until the skiing finishes in Val D’Isere, with Tignes staying open another week. Paradiski is open for another week . I was up in Val yesterday and it was snowing with about 20 cm of fresh powder . Today is lovely and sunny again. We have some guests arriving next week self catering to get some last minute boarding in then it will be out with the mountain bikes.
We have had a fabulous season with great snow and bookings this year, thankyou to everyone who came to stay. We were able to ski all the way down to Villaroger until 11th April this year, just having to download on the bottom lift for the last week. Snow coverage that last week was great and we skied over to Italy which once again was empty on the pistes. Here are some photos from the season.
Summer bookings are going well so please get in touch if you fancy a break in the sun. We have 1 week left in July and then the last 2 weeks of August are free if you want to come when the lifts are open. Failing that any other week from May to Dec are available.
Jonny left Sunday to start the Haute Route. His training has gone well and he feels fitter than last year before the trip got cancelled. I spoke to him last nght and he was in Champex. They are going to Verbier today and staying in the Montfour hut tonight. His crampons and skins both broke yesterday so he was doing a repair job last night. He is away all week so will try and give an update in the next day or so.
The girls are back to school after the Easter holidays. Amelia leaves at the end of the week and is going back to the UK initially before more travelling and working.
We are back to the Uk for a long weekend for my brother in laws birthday then a short break in the South of France when the girls are off school in May.
The Valley is turning greener by the day and the tulips and daffs are finally coming uo in the garden. Mario our neighbour is not well at the moment, he suffered a small heart attack last week so will be taking things steady this Summer. Albert who lives in the big chalet infront of us (where we park the cars) is also in hospital after a back operation and not sure when they are moving back up to Le Loissel.
We are all looking forward to the Summer now , the tent will be coming out and Jonny is hoping to build a pizza oven on the terrace.
Will write again soon.