On the 8th January this year 42 skiers, guides and helpers set of for our annual trip to Puy Saint Vincent in the French Alps. It was lovely to see familiar faces and also to welcome new ones, who took to the group like ducks to water. As ever, the pistes were in good condition and fun was had on and off the slopes, whether it was cruising the green runs, going through the mini jump park, attacking the blacks or the banter at the end of the day.
It was a very sociable week, with mid morning coffee often at the same café, which became slightly raucous on occasions. ASD’s Kathleen Grehan, introduced us to a new BSL sign each day and taught us to sign to John Lennon’s “Imagine” on Talent Night. However, the words Talent Night should be used loosely, as it included a number of the Aldershot “boys” and Matt Palamarczuk in his wheelchair, giving us a performance from Swan Lake – complete with napkin tiaras – don’t expect to see them on Britain’s Got Talent anytime soon.
Big congratulations also go to Ivan Storey, not only for leading the dancing on Talent Night, but also for being our oldest skier on the trip. A big thank you goes to all those who helped make the trip the success it was, particularly all the ASD guides. Roll on PSV 2021.