Tuesday, 19th January
We opened the curtains and there was yet more snow and grey skies. Such a sight didn't deter our intrepid skiers - layered up they gobbled breakfast and then hit the slopes with their instructors - Isabelle , Vincent, Cecil and Denis . The beginners worked on techniques: stopping being essential and they were coaxed away from snow plough and into parallel .
The more daring and experienced turned their attention to off piste in the fabulous fresh powder. There were a few inevitable pile ups but most of these were initiated by the S. A. staff trying to keep up with the pupils who excelled in showing them how it should've been done. By evening all were shattered but a wonderful chicken tea perked up the children for a relaxing film night- the juniors on 101 Dalmatians and the seniors on an educational version of Casino Royale in French !
Wednesday, 20th January
Sunny skies were welcomed and off we set, enjoying the fresh snow which had fallen overnight. All 4 groups now explored this vast ski area- given the fantastic weather and the improved skills which could be witnessed at all levels. Tignes, la Daille and Val D' Isere were all targeted and plenty of ground was covered.
Today's highlight was undoubtedly the Snow Park. Here, much to the delight ( and envy) of the teachers, all 29 children flew over the jumps with style, finesse and confidence. It was a great sight to be seen and we have plenty of footage and photos as as proof!
The evening was spent exploring Tignes le Lac. The boys inevitably found a Creperie while the girls enjoyed the retail therapy.