Day 3 - Bring On The Eggheads
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March 23rd, 2009 – by: tommylennie
However, first we had to tackle our first chairlift. I think I speak for everyone in our group, when I say that we were a little apprehensive about getting on the chairlift, mainly due to hoping we didn't end up hanging upside down from it! Turns out that getting on is no problem at all, and we were able to enjoy some stunning views of the mountains and the runs that weaved around the resort.
Our instructor advised that we would be tackling a few green runs in order to get used to some weaving and also to increase our confidence. The run could get fairly fast in places and there were a few decent corners, and all the group handled it very well and progress was being made. The rest of the day was spent getting used to these slopes and chairlifts, and was very enjoyable.
After a lunch of French bread, meat and Nutella, we were eager to get out again for an afternoon ski to show Niki and Brett our progress.
A whole day of skiing had passed and we were understandably tired and opted for a power nap before Niki cooked up another great dinner. A pub quiz was the plan for the night, and with some tasty prizes up for offer, we were keen to do well. Things looked a little ominous for us as we looked at the competition. There were another 5 or 6 teams, and each team greatly outnumbered us in terms of team members.
Luckily for us, we managed to ask the quiz master if we could get the meal if we won and she agreed. So with our favoured prize in mind, we got down to it and stayed in pole position till the end, winning the quiz by the narrowest margin. Happy days. We rounded off the night by winning a few more post quiz goodies and downing a few well deserved beers.
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