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Enjoy The Folie Douche John, its maybe a bit mad for you but has to be seen to be believed, the apres ski there is off the charts!

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Folie Douche?  The Mad Shower? 

Oh!  Its a boite de nuit!  Would be a scarey name for a ski run!    Yes, I think my night club days are done!

But thanks for the tip!

J.

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Well, whatever else happens over the next day and a half, this week is a result! First prize in the senior beginners slalom race today :banana:

I even got a trophy!

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Cheers,

Phil (next to be seen in the winter Olympics :laugh:)

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Sorry John, I think I failed the Vorsicht bit today!

A couple of guys we shared a table with in the hotel took us out today for a bit of unofficial coaching, and took us down a few easier red runs.

They then coached myself and SWMBO down an "easy" black (it had a wide piste). Christ, committing to the turn takes another meaning, and needless to say I fell on the first three turns (it is easier to fall on a black, you simply go into the hill and because it is so steep you have very little distance to fall :laugh:). But then I got it, and made it down to the bottom. Herself managed it without falling once, goddammit lol. But I made it, and blimey but it has improved my technique!

Happy, and rather sore now, but a very good holiday. Even contemplating another in February, it is that bad!

Cheers,

Phil

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No, just greedy!    Or else a mockery of the snow gods!

I'm just hoping not to disgrace myself in frornt of No.1 grandson, seen here last year, on a Red Run?

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One cool dude, yes?

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Very cool.

Just whatever you do don't try and keep up with him, it seems the smaller the child the less fear they suffer, and are more than happy to launch themselves down slopes at breakneck speeds whilst we are still quivering like a jelly at the top lol!

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Good advice Phil!

Years ago my then 8 year old and I started together at the top of a black run. She just crouched down and skied straight down the middle of the piste without turning! When I arrived, having zig zagged all the way down she looked pitifully at me and said "You think too much about this". Crushed.

Glad you are now hooked. I am off to the Spanish Pyrenees as a new destination in a week's time and trying to get myself to somewhere on the Sella Ronda in the Dolomites in March - a great location for mature skiers. Give it a look. Can thoroughly recommend Hotel Col Alto in Corvara but likely to be stuffed already.

Miles

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