Thursday, 3 January 2008

The Tent and the Chairlift

We had some entertainment on the slopes today provided by the Andorra Sound Project. I was skiing with my afternoon beginner group (not beginners anymore, but they were on Monday). We were halfway down the mountain and decided to stop for a coffee/brandy as it was the first time above the nursery slope for some of the group. The DJ was set up under a gazebo outside the restaurant playing to a mixed response - I thought he was doing okay, but others were muttering about the tranquility of the mountains, and the volume. So we trooped into the restaurant bought coffees/brandys and sat down. Next thing we see through the window is the DJs gazebo wrapped around the cable and pylon of the adjacent chairlift, where a gust of wind had deposited it. The lift ended up stopped for around twenty minutes (with unfortunate people sitting on it in a blizzard) while the tent was removed, and soundwise, we returned the the tranquility of listening to the wind.

1 comment:

  1. Found this blog by accident, while looking for something else. I was on THAT exact lift when it stopped. Bloody frozen alive!

    Love Arinsal, been there 4 times, '04,05,06,08. Will get back again soon. Hitting Soldeu next Jan.

    Great ski school in Arinsal. Learned to ski there, and learned to love it, with Sean. What a laugh we had. My two teenage boys started then to. My wife was with Big Mac.

    Had Darren next year. Learnt loads from him. Scared the S**t out of us by putting us on blades for the race. Boys and I did a private with Kevin in 06 and he got me carving (sort of!) and wife and I had Isobel that first week of January in 08.....what fun that ski rugby is, best fun I ever had on skis. Great great memories. Friendliest resort I have been to.

    Your blog on Garmisch brought back good memories too as I have skied 3 weeks there. Love the red runs to the valley floor.

    Anyway, great blog. Hope you keep it up , because I have bookmarked it!.

    John (Dublin)