I had my friend Kevin and his young son Jake skiing with me today, along with Bunny, Doug, Adam F, and Patrick, but unfortunately Kevin pulled a calf muscle on the second pitch and had to go home. What a bummer as the snow this morning was excellent but as least Jake got a taste of what we do. Jake is a FIS racer and it was fun to watch him rip up the spring snow without damaging it. (See photos)
Unfortunately my camera developed a black spot in the middle of almost every frame and going back through the photos I’ve worked out that I was splashed by a blast of snow coming off the tails while I was taking photos on the very first pitch and the snow must have been forced inside my camera. I’ve put up a few photos anyway to show the slopes and ambience of the day and I seriously hope my camera dries out by tomorrow!
Meanwhile Andreas was ‘skinning’ as well, Thomas was skiing ‘classics’ with the Parker clan and Chris was on-piste with Tejina and Clare.
The clocks go forward tonight so tomorrow may be a little bit tricky as the snow has been slow to soften at the moment with the cool temperatures and wind and starting an hour earlier isn’t going to help. Snow is forecast for next week and I think we’re all ready for it as we’ve milked these spring conditions to the maximum and some soft powder would go down a treat.
Karen and Andreas put on another fantastic gig last night at the Danois and we had a good Alpine crowd in to watch. Andreas has been putting some money into new sound enhancing equipment and besides the two of them improving each week as a duo the sound has also improved. As the season winds down the Danois is reducing their gigs from nightly to twice a week so Karen and Andreas have next Friday off (which is great for me as I’m off to the airport to pick up the girls) and will be playing again on the 12th.
Don’t forget your clocks tonight and come on you Hammers!!!