Sunday, 8 December 2013

Snowboard wax? Yeah... Sure.

Today was our first day on the slopes, it was really surreal for me because as I wrote yesterday, I’ve never been on a real mountain before, only on small hills, and it was crazy how much harder I found to board on such a steep gradient. 

Today it was only Matthew, Joe, James and I and our first run, a blue run, made me so angry I wanted to cry and give up straight away and never go snowboarding again haha. I was getting super impatient. Basically, I had paid 2 members of the Exec, Tom and Alex to wax my board but they appeared to do the worst job ever as I couldn’t move an inch, even when Matt attempted to drag me along with his pole, I just couldn’t move. I know that it was a flat area, so it would be hard, but it was really frustrating me because other snowboarders around me were managing it but I couldn’t, eventually I had to get out and walk, then scratch the bottom off my board with my key in an attempt to mess it up a little. It wasn’t until much later on in the day that it appeared to be working as normal.
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I almost wet myself laughing today too. We went on a chair lift, and it was the first time Matt had ever used one, he stupidly rested his skis on the bar you pull down to stop you falling out… Therefore, when it came to getting off the ski lift at the other side, we couldn’t lift up the safety barrier to get off, the man had to emergency stop the lift to stop us going back down the mountain! He was so angry with us, but I couldn’t help but laugh at our stupidity. 
We did a few red runs but I despise them as I have to go heel side the whole way as I’m not competent enough to carve at such a steep angle. It’s a lot easier for skiers, but Joe and I (the only snowboarders) were really struggling with the pressure this put on our knees. 
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We went out for lunch at a restaurant on piste, wasn’t too awfully priced. €14 for steak-hache and chips that were pretty darn good. I was still freezing though and so I ditched the guys before they did their final run at 3:30pm (slopes shut at 4:30pm). As it was our first day, we didn’t realise how easy it was to get back to the slopes, later on we were kicking ourselves for not realising that you could access the slopes from the hotel door, instead we walked all the way through town in order to get back home!
After napres-ski, (nap after skiing clearly), I made myself my usual ham and cheese baguette before we began getting ready for the night. The theme for the evening, for some reason unknown to any of us, being chefs, we therefore, we got on our aprons and oven mits and began pre-drinking at ours and I ran the usual drinking games.
Harry ended up losing half an eyebrow after he claimed that Cammy couldn’t down a litre bottle of vodka and coke because it was so vile and so strong… Much to our amazement, we all huddled round in the bathroom over the toilet and chanted away to Cammy to encourage him. He threw up several times but didn’t make a fuss of it because apparently he has to do it every Wednesday with Warwick Rugby Team anyway so he is used to it. He loves his rugby so much he even made us chant ‘DRINK FRESHER DRINK’ like they do, to get him in the mood haha. So yeah, because he fulfilled the claim he made, Harry had to lose half an eyebrow, very amusing. There’s a 7 minute video that I’m sure I’ll post soon haha.
We then headed to Malaysia, it was a shame though because Malaysia was far too full it was hard to find anyone, we only stayed for an hour before wandering home. Pre-drinks were better than the club merely because you could talk to people… well… and we just had great fun pre-drinking.
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