68 days from leaving the UK and we have just ridden our 40th day on the mountain, shortly heading out for day 41. The target is to get 100 days on the slopes by the end of the season, and we fully intend to achieve this! As we venture round Morzine, chatting to shop owners and instructors etc, we are getting a vibe that the other seasonnaires in the area are feeling the pressure and letting the old grind get to them. As me and the wife were discussing yesterday, now that we have been out here for a while, it would be far too easy to take all this for granted. Living in the mountains, beautiful views out the window, a massive variety of people to meet, an interestingly different culture to the UK, 5 days (sometimes 6) access to an amazing array of lifts and slopes…if none of them gave us reason to smile, I would start to question my sanity.
We have heard many people say that because the conditions are poor (not much snow and a quite icy) they are not heading out on the hill, which is their sole purpose for being here at the end of the day. So inevitably people are starting to lose focus, however, if you were to take a step back and look at it, we have a season pass of access onto the slopes. This means that it does not cost us any extra to get out even just for 2 or 3 runs and come back home, that is still more snowboarding and better conditions than you would get with your trip to Xcape or local dryslope. My point being is make the most of what you have before it is too late, and do it with a smile on your face!
…always look on the bright side of life…dedoo..dudoo..du du doo doo…
( Saying that…it would be lovely to have a wee bit of snow some time soon 😀 )