Day 2 - Blue Runs
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January 24th, 2010 – by: tommylennie
The rest of us strapped the ski’s on and made our way out to see what Avoriaz had to offer. Following on from last year’s trip, I hoped to manage some of the harder blues and a few red runs. Only an hour or so into the ski it would become clear that this probably won’t be the case, as my knee gave way quite a bit on a steep slope. I kept it simple and careful for the rest of the morning, as I didn’t want a re-occurrence of my knee ligament problems on the first day.
Avoriaz is quality. We identified a couple of really cool blue runs that zipped through a wooded area and included a few jumps which we took great pleasure in flying over. The resort also included a ski park, featuring a decent run filled with massive jumps. The ski lift we used frequently provided a great view of the ski park, and the skiers and boarders pulling off some seriously crazy tricks.
I spent the afternoon with Gav, taking it easy, whilst he practiced his snow ploughing and turning. We met up with the rest of the group in a nice little pub in town which advertised a 15min happy hour, where they offered 2 pints of beers for 3€. A stunning price since one pint cost 5€ at all other times. As 5pm came, it soon became clear that half of Avoriaz knew about this happy hour as well, and a mad rush to the bar commenced.
Later that night, Dave, Brett and Guy took their first turn at cooking in the Com Dine With Me competition, and prepared a seafood stir-fry for us. Happy with our first day of skiing, we decided to have a massive intake of beer and soon the party was rocking. The night soon became a blur and I can briefly remember being handcuffed to someone for a while, running about outside dressed only in someone’s pants and Dave not being able to keep his drink down! Tomorrow might be a tough day!
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