Thursday, 29 December 2011

Merry christmas...

Well christmas came and went... Just another day... Didnt seem any different! Had a good christmas staff party on tuesday tho!!

Its been a pretty smooth week. Transfer day tomorrow! Amd then a 8 day week! And then shpuld be normal from there out...

Had some good guests this week 6 aussie girls who are crazy lol but good fun! Its been a laugh doing guiding!

Got day in at one of the chalets today! Booooooorrrrrrriiiiingggg!!
So washing day and sit bored day... Lol
Ps nailed 180s this week!!!
Oh and chef jamie owes me 20 euros!!
Hence pic!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Changeover day crazyness

Well... Where to start!! Crazy crazy storms.. Worst for years complete whiteout blizzards, and strong winds! Up at 3!! We had a craaaaaazy deiver getting us to the airport who was over taking the snow plows lol and had no snowchains on either lol

Get to airport, no bags turned up off flight! I ended up repping a different bus than planned 55ppl on a 56 seater!!! So had my work cut out..
I managed to get round all guests and get paperwork done.. So i walk to the front to chill out grab a quick kip, oh and a had mentioned 3 times by this point to the busdriver to put chains on, the bus comes to a stop spinning on ice! So driver gets out to check situationn.... And doesnt put the hand brake on so we start rolling backeards... On a steep moubtain pass with a missive canyon and no fence stopping you going into it!  me and another passenger dive  into drivers seat and jump on brakes and
Evacuated bus as we saw how close we are to the cliff! The driver persists in trying to correct issue in a bliZard ends up sideways blocking road!! And im telling him he needs chains he got them out and it was apparent he didnt know how to fit them!!

So me n another guy stuck behind us managed to fit them..eventually! What a nightmare! No gloves hand sticking to chains and fingers turning funny colours a got some very snowy cold wet guests back on bus and set off again!  they were trying to shut the road.. But we had come to far to turn back lol 10k's from val d we get stuck... Again! Managed to get going after a hour!
Get to resort start dropping off to realise roads a need to go down are shut..due to avalanches and also were 2 of the chalets!! And the wind and snow is craaaaazy brutal.. After a lit of carrying bags and keeping guests calm we got them booked in other hotels and then i had to sort paperwork! 25 hour day lol with 4 hours sleep night before!
Is it wrong that i actually enjoyed the challenge if it all??
Beats p4u anyday!!

Saturday, 10 December 2011


First change over days yestrsay! Went smoother and i lost no ine!! Syprisiv as i not a clue how it all works!! Anf i got all lift pazssed to them by 9!! Winnre!!

First day guiding i had 3 oaps withmw nd almastbroke them doing a val diseretourhaha after he said a borsdr wohldnt keep uop!

First resort oriebtaition and losht 30 guests lol awesome night very cvinfusibg whmeny to shit bit guewt rmare happy"" abd i drank forfeee all nighy good timea bow na

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Well training has finished!

Well a good bits happenedwe have finished training had first day off today, but yet ended up doing a 4 hour planning meeting...

Have got a epic apre ski programme going on though, resort orientation (bar crawl) quiz night and managed to set up a exclusive discount card from scratch and negotiated discounts and deals with bars and shops and restaurants, at the cost of 10euros per week! Absolute bargain.. I have just ordered 1500 business cards which i designed as discount cards!

The resort manager led the val d team last night on a bar crawl amazing night! And i now have a love for toffee vodka i have found a shot i looooooove! :-) a now have my resort phone and its slowly coming together... Lift pass should be here tomorrow! So should get to know mountain a bit before my first guests! Name badge arrived too!

Just back from first apre ski event o season.. Was one o the people we sorted a deal with at petit danois was playing a few songs.. And she managed to get us a few free bevvies!! And a had thai beef curry was amazweballs!

Off to sleeps now busy day tomorrow!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

So training has started....

So training has been a whirlwind so far...  the guys teaching us it all are so funny really good guys so i havent fell asleep yet!! Its been good and i am slightly scared about how much reaponsibility im going to have and also how manu aspects of the job there is. Oh and the fact there is 4 reps to 240 ish customers each week lol

The reps ill be working with seem spot on! Really good team in val! Plus everyother rep are spot on met some good mates already shame they go to other resorts on saturday! And the talent out here is amaaaaaaaaazing!!

Had the ski guiding lesson yesterday and was awesome! Really got me excited cannot wait for the snow to come though!! Hopefully next day or too!

Just passed my food hygeine course. Think this is done so if people leave or its busy a can chip in in the kitchen and waiting tables etc...

Wish me luck got first transfer day on saturday at 5 am!! And will be a looooooooooong day probs 14 hour plus! But ah well worth it for tge lifestyle out here!!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Almost in france!!

Well after a long day of travelling and a few pints or 3 we are at dover pretty much.
So happy managed to get 2 seats each on the bus too!! So can slob easy. Everyone on the bus loves my hat too and all seem good laugh so it should be a good time training!
I think the aim is to be in val for 1 ish tomorrow so staying awake as long as i can.

Its finally sinking in im going away and im starting to get ezcited! But can everyone please please please pray and do the snow dance!
Will update when im next in france on wifi :-)

P.s. Joycey thinks blogging is graffiti with punctuation!!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

7 Days!!

Well my official leaving do was last night!! Bit of a crazy one thank you to everyone who came out, really good to see people a havent seen in years!

But there has been something puzzling me sin e last night........


Been keeping busy since last up date, servicing boards, and slooooooowly getting my gear together including managing to get earphones fitting with my new helmet!

Tomorrow is my early christmas with the family so cant wait!
TURKEY DINNER! And my stocking :-)

Oh ps the clegg dressed up aaaaaaaaalllll for me haha so said id show everyone lol

Bye for now :-)

Monday, 14 November 2011

12 DAYS!!

Well guys the time has almost come to be setting off for Val D!

For those who dont know i will be a resort rep at Val Disere! Working for a company called skiworld, and you should all book and come see me! :-)

I'm really not sure how long i will keep this going for, but i will try.
Denzel Jeremiah Jesse said i had to do one! so here goes...

Please all bear with me as i am trying to do it mainly using a app. On my phone!

I am slowly working through the list of things i need today i went shopping for DRUGS!! :-)
I did ask dad to make me a list but after him and my mum started discussing condoms i decided i should do this alone!! (but dont worry i got them)
I think i have all my boarding gear sorted hence the new helmet and goggles pic! Just left to service my boards... But that can be another days job :-P gotta space these jobs out so each day i feel i have achieved something! Im gonna some how now figure out how to publish this and let me know what you all think :-)