Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, up and down is exactly what has been happening with the weather, since I last wrote we have had snow, rain, sunshine and winds, the temperature has fluctuated between -21c and +10c, we have never had brilliant snow conditions but managed to get to free riding once in the mountains and now it is coming down like you would not believe, the bad news is today I am housebound due to the car blowing a coolant pipe, fingers crossed the part comes soon.
Yesterday I was in Kubinska Hola being a gate judge for the annual school slalom competition and last week I did the same for an international giant slalom two day competition, it is pretty easy but involves standing on the slopes for most of the day, I actually enjoy it and providing it is not too cold its a doddle.
On the home front we now have a new baby ram, one of ewes is still to give birth but it wont be for another month, Maria is very busy as usual this time of the year with the ski instructing and seems to be enjoying it, she actually managed to take the sheep out around Christmas time which is very unusual.
Walking in the mountains was quite good at the end of last year and gave us some beautiful views because it was so cold and the air was very clear, plus looking out of the chalet some mornings was amazing.
Thats about all for today, the snow is definitely doing its bit right now so maybe a trip to the mountains is on the cards fairly soon.