Today after school I was busy with my first ski practice.

Ski training started at 2:00 p.m. The deal was to jump on the air bag for an hour and a half. Then we tramped for a while. I was just getting used to the ramp and tramp today, so I did not do anything that hard, but still it was still fun and I am looking forward to more training.

Check out my video to see what it was like.

After training, we saw an international hockey game between France and Poland. The game was in Megéve, which by the way, has a phenomenal hockey rink at its recreational center. There are stands on both sides of the rink, with two levels of seating. The rink is not as big as the rinks in NFL hockey and there were fewer people than I thought would come to the game. Even so, there were still plenty of fans cheering for France when the puck dropped at 8:00 p.m.. Unfortunately, France had a slow start and let up two goals in the first 10 minutes. Our team started playing better at the end of the second period, but they got a few penalties at the end of the game, some of which I did not know the call. In the end, they could not pull off a victory and lost 5-3.

Despite the loss, it was still an awesome game and an awesome day.


Editor’s Note: Last January, Telluride Inside… and Out visited Megeve, located in the Haute-Savoie department, Rhone-Alpes region, southeastern France. The town started its development as a ski resort in the 1910s, when the Rothschild family began spending winter vacations in the region after becoming oh so over  the Swiss resort of St Moritz. Modern-day Megeve is considered among the most beautiful upmarket ski resorts in France, indeed, in the world. And with good reason. Even more than Telluride, Mageve offers extensive downhill options for all levels of skiers and boarders: 111 lifts, 219 slopes, totaling 445 km. The region has no huge hotels, and for the most part, there are no mass market boils on its face. (However – egads –  when we were there, we spied a MacDonald’s at one end of town.) The core of Megeve is a charming medieval village with narrow cobbled streets, but the wake up call signaling you are in the here and now are the numerous high-end designer boutiques flashing brand names like Prada and Hermes. Over the years, Telski, Town of Telluride and Mountain Village honchos have talked about the possibility of an alliance with Megeve in the form of a “sister city” relationship. So far, no dice. But an ambassador went to Megeve anyway, thanks to two ski coaches, local Caleb Martin and his friend, Richard Gay (in Megeve). The pair decided an exchange would be a great idea, so  Zach Nunn is now staying with Clement Cabrol’s family – Alain, Cathy, Camille,  and Nicholas –  before Clement travels to town to ski moguls with the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club. Clement will be staying with the (remaining) Nunns: Randall, Debra, and Skyler. Zach plans to spend a year in Megeve and we have made our webzine available to him for regular little stories, so his family and friends can follow what he is up to – and other young people might be inspired to seek out a similar adventure.  The above is one of Zach’s “postcards.”

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