ski: avoriaz [à poil]

Today was the final lesson of the ski club season. We finished at Avoriaz this year after another fresh dump of powder. After four seasons with the club, Derek and I finally understand the interjections of  "à poil" from the gang of snowboarders at the back of the bus! Each week, a club leader announces, "We have arrived at Avoriaz." ["à poil"] "Please return to the bus by 5pm," ["à poil"] I suppose it was too early in the morning, but we never really bothered to figure out the joke. Now, it makes me giggle, every time, even if it's completely juvenile, and we were last ones in on it.  

"Have a pleasant day skiing." ["à poil"]