If at first you don't succeed , pack it in.
It's traditional for James and Gez to try a mogul (bumpy) field when they go skiing but although this one looked ok from the lift it turned out to be rock solid.
I hope I don't look like rudolf.
Gez had a minor incident with a Pole on the mogul run but was keen to go back for more .
Just take a few more steps back for the camera...
It's getting colder, today was a 3 layer day and you could definitely feel a nip in the air above the clouds.
The expensive way down the mountain.
James thought about taking Maria on a helicopter tour for her birthday...
The cheap way down the mountain
... but opted for the free funicular instead.
The birthday girl well wrapped up.
Maria and James left Gez to ski in the afternoon and took a trip down to Bourg St Maurice at the bottom of the mountain (where it was much warmer)
A funicular with a view
The scenery was fantastic on the way down but it's obvious that the snow line is very high for this time of year - although the skiing is reasonably good some parts could do with a good dump of snow.
Lets hope it has regenerative brakes.
The funicular took about 7 minutes to make the trip.
Make a wish.
Maria says thanks for all the cards. The surprise 'birthday cake' was an apple tart from the local patisserie.
Our parents will be so proud
Maria took Bubbles and Desiree out for the evening and a great time was had by all.
Maria made sure she had enough calories on board for tomorrows skiing.
I don't talk with my mouth full
Gez was talking crepe most of the evening.
Bubbles knows all the moves
We stayed out way beyond our bedtime so it'll be interesting to see what time we surface in the morning.
Les Arcs Day 5 : 19/01/2011