January 24th, 2015 - Argentiere, France - Day 160

Peter's POV 

Today I woke up to the sound of Lea's alarm going off, at 6 0'clock in the morning. She decided that she would just let it play until it stops rather than risk waking me up with the light from the phone. After I got up around 6:45 we talked to Grandma Shirley, made breakfast and started putting our ski gear on. We were going to see the Swatch Freeride World Tour, where the best freeride skiers in the world go on a 5 stop tour around the world. The riders get to hike up this face to the summit and pick a line to ski down while the judges grade them. 

 Coming out of the cable car station. 

Coming out of the cable car station. 

We grabbed a bus into Chamonix, and were walking to the stop that we needed when my dad saw a special bus. We asked the driver if it was going to Brevant, he said yes so we hopped inside. We waited there a little bit longer and two people got on the bus after us. All of the people on the bus were some of the freeride competitors, and one GoPro rep. When we got to the station we looked at the time and it was 8:00, the lifts open to the public at 8:30. We were stuck in the cold for 30 more minutes. After we got up to the mountains we broke the clouds and were rewarded with a beautiful morning in the alpine. We got over the the bottom of the run and found a spot to sit. 

 View from the top. 

View from the top. 

 Above the inversion 

Above the inversion 

 Our spot to watch 

Our spot to watch 

  The riders were crazy dropping what I though had to be 20-30 foot cliffs, some even backflipping the cliffs. We watched most of the mens snowboarders and most of the mens skiers before the event stopped. The reason that the event stopped was bad weather even though the weather didn't really get bad, the fog ascended the judges booth and after five minutes the fog descended way below the judges booth. The event didn't start for another 2 hours. Then finally we watched a couple more skiers and left.   

When we got back to apartment we were all cold and tired, so we had lunch and laid down for a little bit. We woke up and did a little work, ate some fajitas, called Grandma Carrie and Ray, and watched a Newsroom to cap off the awesome day.