Andy and Melanie are both a bit hesitant. Neither has skied since
Courchevel two years ago; Andy’s still very much a beginner, and
Melanie’s recovering from a nasty cold. Chris and I are both roughly
equivalent intermediate skiers – at the lazy rather than adventurous
I keep an eye on Andy, Chris on Melanie. As Andy and I reach the
bottom of the run, Chris rings me from part-way up to say they’re off
to the piste-side cafe for a vin chaud. Andy and I go up and down again
and join them.