January 2019 saw another fabulous trip to Puy Saint Vincent. The Pisteurs had worked hard ensuring the runs were in good condition and the new lift and configuration of pistes around 1600 are a great improvement. We were also blessed with sunny days, some even warm enough to have lunch outside.
It was lovely to see the progress of our ASD skiers, particularly Kathleen Grehan, Michael O’Rourke and Kam Lo and a big thank you to them for all their patience when communicating with those of us who need to work on our BSL! Jonathan and Alan, cheerful as ever, gave us lots of laughs especially skiing down the slalom course, when Jonathan learnt an easy way to sweep a lady of her feet (skis)! I think Susannah has forgiven him.
Whilst sadly Paul Dench had injured himself prior to the trip, he took to snow shoeing and between him and Mike P managed to turn a leisurely morning out into a speed and distance competition!
Matt P had his usual birthday fanfare at the Etoiles des Neiges and skied his first red run in the kart-ski - hats off to him and Paul Baldwin for acting as brake man!
The staff at the hotel were as friendly and helpful as ever and the food great - a big thank you to them. I cannot finish this without also mentioning that this year we replaced the quiz night with a talent night - I think the star of the show was Ben Davis for his great singing and signing Happier by Marshmello/Bastille.
If you are interested in joining us next year, please let Jan know. It is a lovely resort and a fun, friendly holiday.