I’ll try and do a semi regular update. After surviving the covid rigmaroles travelling from the UK have finally made it to Bormio in Italy, site of two World Cup races today and tomorrow. We are feeling very lucky to be travelling, let alone skiing in Europe. There is just enough snow on the pisted runs allowing top to bottom skiing, helped along by plenty of snowmaking. A very light dusting of 1cm overnight. Wanting to avoid the World Cup circus headed over to Le Motte today for day one of tow skiing. Yesterday was just spent getting orientated on the xc track which was fun. Very uncrowded, no lift queues ok piste skiing especially early. Lots of people touring up the hill on the designated up hill track. Covid wise, we needed to show a green pass vaccination certificate (not wanting to risk the Aussie one we got the Swiss one) to get on the bottom lift. Masks are worn consistently but not once on the ski runs. Off to Santa Caterina tomorrow. Photos: Bormio old church laser lights, view to Bormio runs from La Motte, telemarking.