January 14th, 2015 - Chamonix, France - Day 150

Today we had a relaxing morning. Everyone woke up and went straight to work. We were planning on doing our third and final day of our ski class with Tinderbox but the conditions didn't look good. After a good morning of work, Peter, Stacie, and Pete had lunch and decided to go try the snow. Lea decided to stay home as she seems to have some telepathic way of telling whether or not the conditions are good. We then decided to head up to Flegree to check out the snow. When we got to mid mountain we could tell that it was not the snow that was the problem, it was the wind. Flegree is one of the few resorts in the valley that does not have any enclosed lifts going out from mid mountain. We hopped on the Index chair and hunched down for the long windy ride to the top. The wind was so strong that the chairs coming down the hill were slightly swinging back and forth. Once at the top we realised that the snow was good but the wind was unbearable and the visibility was poor.   

 Pete standing next to the lift status sign (all the lifts are red) 

Pete standing next to the lift status sign (all the lifts are red) 

We got to the top and started our decent down the mountain. The snow was great but the visibility and the wind were unbearable. We started down the main run but soon veered a little bit to the left of the run were the snow was great. Once we got down to mid mountain we packed our skis up and called it a day.  

 Another picture of the lift status board 

Another picture of the lift status board 

When we got back to the apartment the we found Lea sitting cozily inside, happy about making the right call to stay home again. After a little more work we had a great beef stew dinner and watched a movie called The Good Lies.