Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Gstaad Darling

Trading Places:This Watch

Surely you remember the scene from Trading Places?

“This is a Roche Vouceau. The thinnest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland, and water resistant to three atmospheres. It tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad. This is ‘THE’ sports watch of the ’80s. Six thousand, nine hundred and fifty five dollars retail.”

Well our good friends requested that we visit Gstaad for a spot of skiing and so Marcus has been very happy to oblige.  After all they have made it all the way from England,  so after a short trip into canton Bern we arrived.

Although it looked fine the temperature was a flippin freezing -16 degrees C in the shade.   In the sunlight it felt warmer

 Some slalom race training

 At minus flippin 16 cold lots of crystals everywhere

 Hilary and Rob post lunch.  Round #2 to come

Marcus is quite fascinated, some would say obsessed by the piste machines.

 In Gstaad town

A Bugatti Chiron

 A second Bugatti  (Veyron).  Two in one day. Remarkable.

 Old World Charm

 And Expense

With all the running around (well quite literally), I finally made my daily step goal.  Phew.

Learning Points
Gstaad  is a truly beautiful and capable ski resort.  The pistes were practically empty, and in the sunlight the -16 degree C weather did not seem oppressive. Snow was plentiful. Gstaad centre was suitably upmarket.  If you possible have the time do come and visit.

What do you think Valentine?
The Eddie Murphy Rule