Hi, it's Graydon here and I want to tell you about the best thing I've ever done in my life! Today, I went powder skiing for the first time ever. It's been snowing here in Saanen for 4 days (ok, there was a little bit of rain mixed in down in the valley) and today the lifts were all closed because of too much snow, wind and snow drifts. We were all ready for skiing this morning when we found out that nothing was open, so my Dad drove Eli, Esmée, my Mum and I up the Saanen Eggli, the mountain right behind our chalet. He dropped Eli, my Mum and I off with our skis, poles and helmets to have a run on our own. Here we are at the top:
Every turn felt like I was in heaven!! I've never skied in powder snow like that - it was like God dropped lots of flour on Switzerland when he was baking! The snow was up to our knees and was light enough so that it flew up when we skied through it. Here I am part way down our run:
After we got to the bottom, my Dad called to say that he was stuck on the road down the mountain because a car in front of him had jack-knifed and blocked the road. So we had to walk home, but it's not very far so it was fun. I can't wait to ski the powder again.....
Here I am walking down the hill into the Rubeldorf area where we live: