I shrieked with giddy excitement when my Skiworld brochure landed on my door mat this week. Sad I know, but it means that the countdown til the 2012 ski season is on. 5 and half-ish months – not that I’m counting! Half the fun is the build up to the next ski holiday. Where are we going , who’s going, what fancy dress theme shall we do, who’s sharing with who, what will our chalet hosts be like – can they really be better than Abi and Jack from Mottaret or Ben and Sophie from Tignes?
Tignes Spirit in Chalet Tichot
I was also pretty impressed that Skiworld is 30 next year, something we both have in common, but for a ski company a real milestone. I’ve got many good memories from Skiworld holidays. 21 was the first time I experienced a chalet holiday with my family and my best friend’s family in Meribel– so many good memories thanks to Skiworld: ski guiding over to VT, being carried out of a karaoke bar by our hot rep, our jack the lad chalet host. It was because of this memorable holiday that I decided to rep the next season, sadly I left it too late for Skiworld but ended up with another big tour operator and made some fabulous friends – who funny enough we now go on holiday with Skiworld rather than the operator we repped for!! We’ve had some fun times in Tignes and Motterat and I’m looking forward to more good times in 2012 with my ski fwends and chalet hosts.
|Ski fwends in Down Town Meribel|
See ski holidays for me aren’t just about the skiing – yes, that’s great and I love pushing myself down a gnarly black (usually if I know there’s a good après bar at the bottom), I’m a little fair weather and went its poor viz I will be first or second to suggest ‘who’s up for a sauna or Desparado?’. For me, it’s everything from the chalet – afternoon tea and cake, the roaring fire, banter with the chalet hosts, working out what we’re actually eating, dissing the chalet wine (take note Skiworld – please give the chalet hosts more money for better tasting wine ), to the après bar, trying to find WIFI (very happy that Skiworld now has this in every chalet – big thumbs up!), pub quiz, fancy dress night, downing far too many toffee vodkas – and still being the first group out the door the next morning and of course my ski fwends who make it the best 7 days of the year!
So, Happy Birthday Skiworld and I’ll see you in 2012 for joint 30th celebrations!