January 18th, 2015 - Argentiere, France - Day 154

We woke up to beautiful sunny skies and almost 2 feet of fresh powder on the ground - we could not have asked for better conditions.  

The view from our front window

We were excited to get out on the mountain and see if the snow was as good as it looked.  

The quiver - ready to roll

We ate breakfast, made lunches and started getting our gear on.  Lea woke up a little late and wanted some additional time to get ready, so we decided to let her come by herself a little later.  In our new apartment we can walk to one resort and the bus stop to get to the others is literally 10 feet across the street.  This is compared to a 10 minute walk at our other place, which was not a huge deal, but if you have ever walked 10 minutes in ski boots, you will know it is not something to look forward to.  

We made it to the resort just after the lifts started turning and could see untracked powder everywhere.  I brought my camera today so we could get some good skiing pictures.  I saw a slope which was sunny and untracked, so we headed over there for a little photo shoot - it was not a good idea.  We had to wait for about 30 mins in a lift line in order to access the slope, which is not what you want on a powder day.  We made it to the top and had our little shoot and did get some good shots, but my hands were freezing so we had to move fast.  Here are the pictures:

Waiting to drop in on a bluebird day

The boy who loves air

Stacie carving a beautiful turn

Throwing snow

Happy as a clam

Once the camera was away Lea showed up and we went back down to mid mountain to meet up with her.  When we got there she turns to me and says "well that was interesting!"   I said "what was?"  she replies "I shared my gondola ride with DRUGGIES!".  She went on to tell us that they were rolling something that smelled like herbs.  It may have been tobacco as a lot of people roll their own cigarettes here, but it could have been something else, we will never know.  

Together again on the slopes

It was great to have everyone together again on the slopes on such a great day.  We did laps all afternoon and then when our legs were spent Lea and I headed home while Stacie and Peter stayed to enjoy more powder turns.  It was the perfect day, so we dropped a sticker on Le Tour.

The world tour stops at Le Tour

We stayed in for dinner and had a double feature of the Newsroom for our evening entertainment.  A perfect day all around.