Four more mid-term skiing days with James, in La Thuile this time, so that he could show me around the place he had his school trip last year. Excellent skiing on uncrowded pistes with no queues, even during our school holidays - well worth giving it a go.
Afternoon 1 and straight into things - James leads the way down the World Cup black
Coffee and hot chocolate stop - a bit overcast on our opening afternoon, but this was to be the last cloud we saw
Day 2 - sunshine, empty pistes - and he's off - see you at the bottom
Morning coffee - the only skis on the rack
Road section - watch your speed
Into thin air - French side - the highest point - 9,300' up!
Sun and snow action
Magnificent Mont Blanc
Day 3 - high up on the Italian side looking down into France
Me, on another coffee stop
i'm about to get a face full of snow
Cruising on a perfect red back down to the village
Day 4 - James admiring the depth of the snow on the ridge - hoping it doesn't fall on his head!
Early morning - the best time - cruising alone on the fresh slopes into France
Easy European border crossing
Sliding back home after a brilliant four days on the slopes of La Rosiere and La Thuile