We reckon that you get a handful of ‘Epic Days’ each season – today was one of them. When we discussed the day around the dinner table everybody agreed that today was indeed an ‘Epic Day’ – but what makes an ‘Epic Day’? The views from this week’s guests highlight some absolutely common factors and a few differences of opinion as why today was ‘Epic’:
- The weather:
Around 35cm of snow overnight, followed by clear skies and lots of sunshine.
- The Location:
Mt Chery opened in style. Fabulous skiing combined with fabulous views, restaurants – there is nowhere better to ski.
- The scenery:
‘Icing sugar’ trees and the panorama of Mt. Blanc
- The skiing:
A 50/50 split here with half the group elated by the powder both between the pistes and through the trees towards Mt Caly, and the other half flattered by ‘Velvet’ corduroy on beautifully groomed piste
We crossed the valley to visit Jean Phillipe and Valerie at ‘Vin Chaud Blanchots’. After a Croque Monsieur and a few Vin Chauds the guitars came out and soon everybody was dancing and singing. There’s something about dancing in ski boots!
- The ski home:
Myself and Dave Ravine tried the new route back to the chalet for the first time. It was ‘Epic’! Once you locate the entrance between the trees, the path opens up to a beautiful powder field. Drop down to the little stream and cross the snow bridge (thanks to Ken for building it) and follow a gentle path back to Chalet Bambi
- Après Ski:
We went to Bar Bush. Everybody was high on atmosphere after such a great day
7 courses starting with aperitifs, and finally finishing in front of the log fire with a fine Scottish malt.
Well its now just after 10:30pm as I jot this down – all the guests have gone to bed. A glance out the window confirms it’s snowing again, and the internet forecast is showing sunshine and snow showers. There’s a strong chance tomorrow could be an ‘Epic Day’