Skiing

February 9, 2014

Since the first time I went skiing 6 years ago, it has become my favorite thing to do, not to mention, an absolute privilege. It is A LOT of fun blasting down a slope in the snow but really, it’s the breathtaking views and winter weather that grabs me. I have always been pretty fearless, so skiing is a sport that suits me down to the ground, but its the humble feeling it gives me, being surrounded by mountains, that is the real reason why I love being in the alps so much.

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I always want to be in a place where the natural environment is so much bigger and stronger than I am and I can just be in awe of it. It relaxes and calms my worries away and I enjoy that feeling of my complete insignificance. It is a similar feeling to when I am sat on the beach staring at the ocean or lying under the stars. It is the same reason I can’t wait to raise enough money and visit the giant Redwoods in California.

The conditions were great. It was blue skies the first two days and then it snowed on the third day and we were in the clouds skiing through powder. Every now and then a patch of cloud would clear enough and you could make out a close mountain line, reminding me where I was. Amazing.

Tom is a brilliant skier, and I like his no nonsense approach to everything. We literally skied our legs off! He just goes off and I try and pick him out from the crowd so I don’t get lost at the bottom of a run. I have been to Les Gets so many times now and I still don’t know my way around! I just look at the trees covered in snow and think about how beautiful everything is… so I never really know where I am going.

The chalet was lovely, as always. And feels so familiar now, almost like a second home, which is nice. The food was good, I love french food. Basically it was the perfect getaway.