I just got back from the 32nd edition of the Coupe des Alpes as it crossed the Col de la Madeleine above the ski resort of Val dIsere. Driving up the twisty, and sometimes very narrow, road the peaks still had a smattering of snow and the weather was absolutely perfect for vintage open top sports cars.
I don't think I've seen so many Austin Healeys in one place. 100s
I just got back from the 31st edition of the Coupe des Alpes as it crossed the Col de LIseran above the ski resort of Val dIsere. Seeing, listening and smelling these new and vintage cars is an assault on the senses. The wiff of unburnt petrol, the smell of a hot clutch, the classic sound of a Porsche boxer engine and the inevitable drops of motor oil from a leaky sump
So to recap.
1997 I broke the ball joint on my humors bone at the top of Mont Vallon.
In 2008 while competing in a dual slalom at the Stade in Meribel I fell, got stuck in some netting, and broke my fibular.
In 2019 I broke my ankle in a rose involved accident.
Which bring us to 2020 and the latest ski accident. While taking advantage of some amazing powder I
During a recent fireworks display in front of the ski jump in Le Praz several areas of grass were set on fire by stray pyrotechnic sparks. Because of the record high temperature and the very dry conditions. On several occasions the fireworks display was interrupted while the local pompiers brought the grass fires under control before any major damage could occur.