The school camp was in Champoussin, a rustic Valaisan village across the valley from the famous Dents du Midi Mountains. I joined the beginners' group and I had a great time cruising the blue slopes with my students. On our last two days there was over 2 feet of fresh snow so even the blue slopes felt like off-piste skiing!
|The Dents du Midi|
|Perfectly groomed slopes before the big snowfall|
|Me at the Snowli Park (for children)!|
In February I went to Gstaad with Jane to enjoy the fancy resorts there. It was great to be able to stop at the bar and have a fondue and wine (unlike with the students). I nearly managed to get my skis parallel and I even went down an easy red slope!
|Picture perfect views with conveniently placed lamppost and sleds in the foreground :)|
|Jane, me and Sam|
|Gorgeous weather for skiing|
|Taking a well-earned rest in the sun|
When I returned my ski pass at the end of the trip, I was offered an exchange of my 5 franc deposit or cheese or chocolate! Only in Switzerland... :-)