Skiing With Daughter
On Thursday, there was no ski school, so Daughter and I got to do some distance together on our skis.
Like Algernond with his Petite, I found this exhausting, so I can only imagine how tiring it was for Daughter. She can ski - turns starting to parallel-up, and the ability to snow-plough to a stop on some alarmingly steep and icy stuff. But as yet, she doesn’t have much in the way of Skiing Mojo - the ability to look down a ’slope’ (a.k.a. a cliff), gulp it down / suck it up, and say,
Yes it’s steep. But. Yes. I. Can. Do. This. And. Yes. I. WILL. Do. This.
Well what do you expect - she’s only seven, and has only had just over a week on skis!
The problem with a lack of Mojo, is that it means taking things slowly, in static positions, sapping everything you’ve got to give from any muscles you have. So very, very, tiring!
But she did amazingly well, working her way down greens, blues, and even parts of red pistes. Though I didn’t tell her about the latter. Getting down to La Tania, we took the green run, Plan Fontaine, and I’ve just got to say that this is seriously mis-labelled. It’s steep, narrow and twisty, with drop-offs to give the un-initiated the collywobbles. Ideal for experienced skiiers to race each other down, but seriously not for the short on Mojo.
So if you stay in La Tania anytime soon - take heed: Folyéres (blue) or even Moretta Blanche (red) are preferable routes back down to the village.