Thankfully by the time we reached the Alps there was enough snow to ski on and we even had a couple of powder days.
On the first day one of the main chair lifts was shut. Rather than be defeated we decided to walk up a piste. I was feeling very smug that my skis could be fastened to my rucksack - it made the uphill walk a hell of a lot easier!
The plans for New Year's Eve were changed last minute due to Connie spending the whole day in bed with a chest infection. So instead of going out in Chamonix we went ice skating in Vallorcine, messed around with some bonkers sunglasses and then built a snowman.
Say Bonjour to Pingu...
Back in September, when we were planning the trip, we all decided that a great way to celebrate New Year's Day would be to ski in sports-bras. I don't think we had factored in quite how cold it would be. But despite the minus temperatures we went ahead with the plan.
So if you happened to be in Argentiere on the 1st January and saw a group of idiots in fluorescent bras that was us!
A BIG thank you to Ally, Connie, Anti and Beth for making our 18th Birthday so memorable - I think the sports-bras should become an annual thing!! X