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Michel and Laura put us through our paces…

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When Michel asks if anyone wants Instructor training it leaves you with a difficult dilema – if you say yes you spend the day having a brilliant time and learning loads, but as Michel takes you through a mind-boggling range of complex exercises, it makes you realise exactly how much there is still to learn as well as how good people can actually get.

Which is at once depressing and brilliant…

And when Laura D offers to do some bumps practice after that, it’s also pretty hard to turn down an afternoon spent with someone who’s actually skied the Moguls for Britain at the Olympics.

An impressive combination and a great day training (if a little humbling). Anyway, here’s what it looked like:

…waiting to head into the bumps on Mont Fort.

…Sandy aims for the Swedes and attacks.

…everybody practices their very best catalogue model poses.

(And I know it’s hard to believe, but we haven’t re-touched Roddy’s goggles, and he’s not the victim of some radio-active accident – they’re just very, very, VERY bright orange).

…gathering clouds confirm the rumours that more snow is on it’s way – a little forecast for Sunday and Monday, then something a bit more serious for Monday night.

And as everyone in the other Alpine resorts keeps telling me that Verbier has the best snow in Europe, it looks like things are about to get even better…

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