After the last two Rock On Snow Board Tours I attended (Amnéville and Deux Alpes) I was convinced bad luck was on my side and once again I’d have to refer to the ‘last place I snowboarded’ as being a single- slope- indoor- ice dome.
Les Deux Alpes was disastrous after fainting in the middle of the night and knocking myself unconscious. (I have a scar to remember this memorable event, which reminds me every time I comb my hair, why gin is affectionately known as ‘housewives ruin.’) Hence, I was ready for Avoriaz.
In true gypsy style, Raf and I rock up sans logement, which was not such a great idea considering the circumstances: it was -3 degrees outside. Saturday afternoon, we were fortunate enough to hook up with pro snowboarder Anne Flore, who gave us a guide of the domain, which she said one could ride all day without taking the same lift twice. FACT. I chose to ride the ROME Lo- fi again, which was perfect for the conditions, i.e: not heaving with powder! Our tour was interrupted by a well-deserved pause during which “Vin Chaud” and a raclette all consumed in a traditional cabin style restaurant. It was the first time in 3 years I have snowboarded more than 1 hour on a mountain, and I was stoked on it.
Sunday ensued, with everyone feeling ‘fresh’ from the night before. Especially Raf, who resorted to asking everyone on the slopes that day (including the lift operator) if they had an aspirin!
After an extra light ride, we stopped off in a shop that sold traditional Alpine delicacies, cheese and sausages… Now this is where the only photo I took of the weekend comes in, RAF SPENT 90 EUROS ON CHEESE AND SAUSAGES.
That was dinner that night and enough food for the next 12 months sorted!