Being in Verbier for the winter season is a rather dramatic lifestyle change. As being the two breakaways from the Herd, having practically lived up the mountain for the last few days, we soon discovered there are a few adjustments to be made.

Being in Verbier for the winter season is a rather dramatic lifestyle change. As being the two breakaways from the Herd, having practically lived up the mountain for the last few days, we soon discovered there are a few adjustments to be made.

The first thing to hit us was the lack of TV. We both began to plan a long and inconvenient trip to encounter a cheap TV to kit out the apartment. Two days of pondering left only that possibility, (which would still have to wait a few weeks). Unsure of how long we could survive without such an essential partner to a games console, the two of us still find ourselves thinking of ways to obtain one quicker.

Secondly, because of the break between our last ski trip, we had completely forgotten about the turmoil that comes with breaking in new ski equipment. Having spent many hours up the mountain in the early days of our arrival the new ski boots began to take their toll. Through the sheer agony of the vice like compressions on the foot, we made it to the comfort of our porch. Having sat (possibly for more than an hour?) in relief enjoying a refreshing beer and allowing the feet to reform their natural shape.

The feet suffering.

To be continued.