This year Tom, Ben and I went to La Tania, Courchevel for our annual ski trip and this year proved quite eventful. We had rented an apartment from Saturday to Saturday but all the trains down and back from the Alps were full. So we decided to get the overnight train, from Paris to Moutiers, on the Friday night and then the following Saturday stay in a hotel and return home on the Sunday. This also meant we got two extra days skiing - with no lessons.
|Off Piste - Col des Fruits|
So after that little adventure we did a little bit of skiing in the afternoon before having a rest. We met up at 5pm and caught a (different) gondola up to a mountain restaurant ready for the night descent. We waited until dark in the restaurant and then all the kids were given colourful fibre optic torches and the adults flame torches. Then we slowly snaked our way down the mountain. It was great fun and we all had a good time.
|Not Where We Wanted to End Up|
We were transferred, by ambulance, to Courchevel 1850 medical centre where a x-ray showed he may have very minor fractures to two or three vertebrae. A friend, who is working in the resort, looked after Tom and after I had collected him and all our baggage we got a taxi down to Moutiers Hospital. Here a CT scan revealed that two of Ben's vertebrae did have very minor fractures. We were told there was no treatment, as the fracutres are so minor, but he must only lie down or stand for the next few weeks. He can only sit for meals!
Apart from that we had a good ski trip and Ben is making progress although he does find it difficult to understand the reason he can only lie down or stand. We'll update you on his progress but in the meantime here is a short video of the boys skiing - I planned to do more videos of the boys on the Saturday but it wasn't meant to be.