A week’s skiing at half term. Fantastic – best skiing I’ve ever had – in the Italian Dolomites on the Kronplatz & Alta Badia ski area. We went with Mountainsun and stayed in the Hotel Diamant in the village in the pic. Highly recommend the area, the resort and the agency. Top notch: www.mountainsunltd.com
So this week is the story of the boys. We’ll come to the girls next week….
The boys of course, need to go fast. And that’s what we did. Sometimes not very stylishly it is true, but always with enthusiasm:
I did get some good speed up – 98.3 kph at one stage (just had to mention that…, the iphone apps are amazing!).
But I also had the biggest tumble. And it was in full view of our whole party. The kids and girls were in the gondola just going over the black run as I got into trouble: “look, Dad’s lost a ski……, he’s sliding…., he’s not stopping!…., OMG, IS HE ALRIGHT?!?!?!” (I was, just.)
No such problems for the kids. Charles (12, skiing 3 times in his whole life) considers himself an expert. Carving is simply natural ability, he claims. As soon as he hits the slope, he’s off!
For most flamboyant, we need to turn to Charles’s uncle, who had a particularly spectacular set of eye-wear this year
When not charging the slope, normal Dad duties take over:
The Dolomites are a particularly lovely area; the peaks are jagged, tooth-like, sharp. Very dramatic.
Great views, fantastic snow, high octane fun, the odd beer or two. Adrenaline rush to clear the mind of the day to day work life. Paradise for the boys!
(Thanks to Marc from Mountainsun for risking his SLR on the slopes to get the action shots – appreciate it!)