Ski Chamonix

13th February 2012, 49 photos.

James' first ever skiing holiday. My first ever skiing holiday. With Stuart and Penny. I think we're hooked!

James and B&B owner, Pepper, shiver at dawn

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Day 1 - Stuart, Penny and James ready for action

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James finds his skiing legs

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Down a wee chute to the T junction

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Going up - Stuart, Penny, James and me

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Hiding his eyes from the camera!

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Chairlift scenery

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Chairlift scenery

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Lovely run through the trees

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Posing ahead of the next run

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A rare pic of me - thanks James

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Tummy sliding

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After their first red run, James takes a breather

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And Penny takes a breather

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Mont Blanc - I've had worse views for lunch

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Playing in the snow

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Sunset - the view from our B&B balcony

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Day 2 - the snowy day - in the Kandahar starter hut before skiing the top bit of the Kandahar run

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Penny in a snow hole

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Penny and Stuart

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Me and James

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Resting

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In the snow hole

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Playing in the woods

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James leads the team down this time

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Hot chocolate cafe - Penny shows off the battle scars

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In his tuck, weaving through the traffic

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After 7 hours on the mountain, two very happy but very tired children - one a little bloodstained - descending in the gondola

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Day 3 - and the sunshine is back - Mont Blanc

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More posing before the off

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James, Penny and Stuart on one of our favourite runs

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James in action

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Penny swooshes down

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Another of our favourite runs

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A chairlift blether

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Junction ahead - Penny gives directions on the move

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James grinds to a halt on a flat bit

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But soon gets back up to speed - the whole mountain to himself

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Stuart and Penny consider the next run

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James bombing along, back in his tuck - don't know where he learnt it, but it looked great and I loved to watch him go

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More sustenance needed

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So a picnic in the powder

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James gets ready to be buried in the powder

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Then Stuart and James bury Penny

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Job done

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Hot chocolate stop - Penny's black eye beginning to show

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While the kids have their hot chocolate, the dads get to play. So a left turn this time - the famous Kandahar run - time for some black!

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James has a seat on a pile of snow only to discover he's on the roof of a house!

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Resting after a fantastic effort to ski the 2 miles down to the village with tired legs at the end of an epic skiing day - made me so proud of him. The end of a brilliant trip. Thanks, Stuart and Penny

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13th February 2012, 49 photos. View this album in Flickr.