This is not a blog post that needs much in the top half. So suffice to say it’s snowed loads, it’s snowing again today. Loads. And tomorrow. Loads. And last weekend you could ski Col de Mouche because the Chassoure bubble was open. OK the actual Chassoure-Tortin itinerary isn’t officially open yet, but does Verbier get better than a powder day with nobody around and Col de Mouche to yourself?
Probably, but right now I can’t think of anything.
Yes, after a couple of season’s of being mocked, humiliated and generally suffering some heavy gloating, Performance cruised into an unassailable two nil lead last night in the annual Performance v Powder Extreme Bowling Challenge.
We were, though I do say so myself, sublime.
Many commented that the Swedish Bowling Machine, Jimmy, wasn’t actually a member of the team. Well, he is in spirit he just doesn’t work for us. So we discounted his (massive) scores and still won by a country mile.
Well done Performance. You were epic.
Well, actually that’s not true. But last night was the annual Powder Extreme v Performance Bowling Night and the end result was a disappointment to say the least.
That’s not because we mind losing, it’s just Felix will gloat for the entire summer about this…
So, we all trotted to Martigny with high hopes despite a depleted team as Kent, Martin, Toby and Gus were all missing due to ‘prior commitments’. We think they just couldn’t handle the pressure.
But it was a great night, Performance once again reverted to the ‘lager + pizza = high scores’ theory. Which wasn’t entirely successful. Powder Extreme, led by the irrepressible Felix, took it all very seriously. Well, except for Seb and Ben.
And it looked like this – the rematch will happen soon and we shall be bringing the A-Game next time Felix, you have been warned…
(Oh, one more thing, does anyone else think that drinking coffee during a bowling competition is, well, a sign of weakness?)
Yes, after last season’s disputed Powder Extreme vs Performance bowling night, we thought it wouldn’t do any harm to head back to Martigny to get some practice in. Well, Felix has been down to do some training and we don’t want them to have an unfair advantage do we?
Anyway, in true Performance style, the quality seemed to improve as the night wore on, with Stu and Emelie suddenly turning into characters from King Pin by about their fourth drink…