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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Cold And Windy!!!

I had plans this morning to take my Canadian golf pal Peter up to the Fornet and through the gorge but it was -17C with high winds and grey skies up there so that plan was a non-starter! It was definitely a Crete du Genepy/Mont Roup type of morning so Chris and I took our teams for a ‘skin’ in the most sheltered place possible. It cheered up quite nicely during the morning and by the time we were ready to ski the sun had returned and we had great visibility, which was a bonus as the snow wasn’t as good as we were anticipating. There was less snow than we’d enjoyed in Tignes during the past two days but it was still good skiing and a good day out on a cold and windy day. (see photos)

Peter and I had a great night with Derek last night as we met up at the Garage for an excellent match between United and Liverpool before heading to my place for left-over chili and tunes. Peter has headed back to England this afternoon while Derek is her skiing with Marcella for a couple of days before returning to Canada for another heli-ski trip. Nice gig you’ve got going there Derek!

Speaking of nice gigs Jerry and Sue have a complimentary night in the new Refuge Hotel on the Tete du Solaise. All reports are that it has been extremely well done and is a beautiful hotel with great food, views, rooms, spa and pool. What did Jerry do to deserve a complimentary night you might ask? While eating his dessert in the restaurant last winter he bite into a piece of glass and after much embarrassment and apologises they offered him a night in the new hotel as compensation. After not hearing anything over the summer he mentioned it to Karen who helped sort out his evening and he and Sue are looking forward to their night out tonight. Have a great time!

Stay tuned for more news and photos tomorrow.

PS Chris’ Americans came back for another ski this morning and they’ve had a fantastic time these past two days!

PPS Richard’s binding problem yesterday turned out to be a defect in the G3’s 2015 heel piece, and there is a recall on all 2015 bindings. Richard took his in to Jean Sports and was given new heel pieces right off the shelf. Thank you Didier! And thank you to Suzanne for helping out Richard V this morning when he lost his ski and pole on the ‘skin’.