At this time of year your skis need regular waxing, and my daughter has been hot-waxing our skis every afternoon on the terrace. The wax stops your bases from drying out, and regular waxing makes such a difference to help glide through the sticky snow, and it makes turning your skis much easier (you don’t need to scrape them as scraping makes a real mess). If you have an old iron kicking about buy yourself some red wax (yellow for when it’s really slushy) and give it a try. It makes an incredible difference.
The live gigs are unfortunately winding down now, and Karen and Andreas are playing their last gig of the season at Le Petit Danois on Friday starting at 17:30. Andreas’ 14-year-old daughter Ness will be making a guest appearance to sing a song with her dad, and it will be a seriously good gig that shouldn’t be missed. The Baraque will continue to have live music every night except Monday’s starting at 19:30, and there will be the odd gig outside on the terraces when the weather suits. Ed Mullit and Jamie are playing at the Danois on Monday with a BBQ, but I’ll miss that one as I’ll be taking my family back to the airport.
The weather next week looks mixed and the most important factor at this time of the season is a good refreeze, which opens up our off-piste options. When it’s cloudy during the night the clouds insulate the surface from a good refreeze, which makes for very difficult and limited season. Fingers crossed for clear nights and have a great week.