Day 4 - Blizzard!

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Just before the storm
Today began as it had for the first few days of the holiday, quite sunny and fresh, as we sat together and had our usual breakfast. We always ensured that we filled our bellies enough and had our fill of coffee before we began our morning lessons. And today we would need all the fuel we could get as our instructor stepped up the lesson. We headed down a fairly gently slope just to ease into the day and then started on some decent slopes, where we learnt more on our turning.

This placed quite a strain on the knees and thighs for me, but it was worth it as my confidence and skills grew with every hour of the lesson. After a quick bite to eat, we all headed out for our afternoon ski, and as soon as we got on our first ski lift, we were hit with quite a snow storm.
Dave on the way down?
Luckily, we had only taking a lift up to a fairly gentle run, but the storm grew and going down the slope became really exciting. Not being able to see 10yards in front of us, we navigated the slope from memory and had a thoroughly good time of it. So much so that once we had waded through a very deep section of snow, we were keen to get a few more runs in again in these conditions!

We challenged ourselves with a few harder runs and did really well, with our only spills coming when we navigated the deep deep snow! However, this made the going really tough and so we were soon retiring back to the chalet for a quick power nap before dinner. We played out the night with a great meal from Brett and made our way to the shop for some carryout beers. A long night of drinking and cards ensued!
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Just before the storm
Just before the storm
Dave on the way down?
Dave on the way down?
Brett Ok after a spill
Brett Ok after a spill
In the blizzard
In the blizzard
Hes a natural
He's a natural
Dave after a snowy run
Dave after a snowy run
On the ski lift
On the ski lift
Val Thorens
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