LCLC had a great turnout in this year's skiing trip to Chamonix valley. With blue skies, spring in sight, but good amounts of snow, over twenty LCLC members and their second halves managed to navigate safely down the slopes for all three days – be it on the skis or a snowboard (or in a gondola…). This year LCLC's Charity Committee helped our members to combine pleasure with good cause while in the mountains. Our 'skiing instructors' Vilma and Viktorija kindly agreed to help our members improve on the slopes by giving skiing lessons. Money raised for the lessons will go to LCLC's Charity Fund. As always, après-ski constituted an important part of the trip! Not only that our members had a chance to enjoy the views, they also had some time to reflect on the trip…. Many thanks to one of our members for summarising the experience below:
I was never embarrassed to tell the wholly truth
But when it comes to skiing down black slopes
In the mist of cloudless skies
And stomach full of lovely fries
There are some things
Only the brave ones down the slope could share..
Although opportunistic adventures have happy endings
Especially in romantic comedies
One had more than the pants full of gear
In the form of snow combined with fear..
We learned like eagles with the growing wings
To fly with sun and helmet wigs
Bewilderment and fear
Was quick to disappear
Enlightened with the splash of sparkling clear
These days of marble blue above of you
The French cuisine, the piano, downhill chase
The nights of dance, performing arts
Uplifted spirits, blissful hearts
Some bodies bruised
All fell for snooze
Alongside Mont Blanc mountain valley views...