Monday, 11 February 2008

The flying Kangaroo...

After ski school, Phil would ski back over the mountain to the hotel with the boys. On the first day, the concept of 'stay behind Dad' really didn't sink in. Alexander and Cameron raced by Phil on a slope they didn't know...



Alexander went around the outside of a route marker to do a 'jump' - not knowing what was on the other side! In this case it was a serious drop off and steep section of piste. He jumped all right... out into nothing with a long drop onto the snow! He must have flown about 5-6 metres (arms and legs waving) and slid about another 30 m down the slope. Cameron didn't jump, but hit the steep piste at high speed (straight down) and had a massive spill. He joined Alexander at the bottom of the slope.


The 'Flying Kangaroo' was fine - he was covered in snow and his face was icy where it had ploughed through the snow... After picking up the scattered ski gear, and getting the boys organised, Phil explained why 'follow dad' is not such a bad idea - or at least don't go crazy on parts of the mountain that you don't know!


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