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February 12, 2009

The month of Feb means holiday periods from all over Europe. This week is the first of four weeks of holidays for the French. So when I ask my boss for a couple of sessions off work this week I tend to get the shoulder shrugs and funny mouth shapes. Why do I want this extra time off? It's been snowing heaps and heaps of course. My own work has been thin on the ground, so why not catch up with friends and go for a ski?

My first phone call goes out to Martin Jeffers, mentioned earlier last month in a post. We soon got kitted up for off piste, and this time both armed with our Canon DSLR cameras. Although the visibility this week has been poor, bad news for award winning photographs, but still just about OK for epic powder runs. As always I'm dressed in red, and Martin in black.The last couple of days have been bitterly cold, great for keeping the light snow conditions. So

 Baltic in fact that lunchtime today at the top of Saulire peaked at -15 degrees, with the bottom of Méribel only rising to -9 degrees, almost Siberian. Speaking of which, dodgy link intended, I have skied with my first Russians in the last three years.

Elena and Yury are from Moscow, on their third week skiing holiday. One of the many great things about my job is meeting people from all walks of life. We had three mornings together, and have spoken about Russian politics, Russian economics in the last ten years, and commenting on other Russian visitors to ski resorts and their fashion sense. It was so nice for me to learn more about their culture first hand.

Next week for me sees the return of the Joneses. So heaps of high level skiing, in what will be very good snow conditions indeed. Will my legs hold out from all the skiing? Will my belly hold out? They always try to force feed me with 'Filets de boeuf', Tartiflettes, and any other naughty treats on the menus and of course I can never resist.

Martin

PS. Sorry if I've over done the powder photos from Monday. I couldn't bear to show you the other photos from yesterday as well !?!

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