Ok, so it looks like mother nature has not provided the most ample amount of snow for the coming week in the Alps.
Realistically the terrain is going to be more limited than some bumper days you might have had before or will do again, but this could be an opportunity in disguise.
Dave Ryding ( the top British slalomer ), who skied into the top 20 on the World Cup last weekend and got his best ever result, spent many hours in the summer on an indoor snowdome practising his technique. To do that he broke down his turn movements and skied them slowly, precisely and accurately.
Hmm, you might think, what is accurate skiing? Well it’s the abilty to get the ski to do exactly what you want it to do. Dave practised his turns at speeds well below those he would normally ski, and he did it again and again. He was making effective use of the limited space, enjoying himself and indeed improving his skiing.
This might be a slightly different perspective on your skiing for the coming week but you will be surprised how much fun you can have and how much you will improve you skiing or snowboarding in the long run. If you do get a chance to get a lesson at the beginning of the week do so, and ask your instructor to show you some technique exercises, maybe alternatively check out some exercises on the web. Do it with friends and take videos of yourselves, get the kids involved. Are you doing it like the demonstrators on youtube?
Consciously thinking of your technique this ski holiday due to nature's limitations could well lead to better and more enjoyable ski holidays in the future. Remember the old saying – If you’re handed a lemon, then make lemonade. Have fun.