Another terrific morning of powder skiing!

22 December 2013

The forecast called for a cloudy day but we were treated to great visibility, beautiful lighting, and quite a bit of sunshine. We all headed back to the Fornet and had another brilliant morning. Chris, Andreas and I all ‘skinned’ in the Pays Desert and enjoyed wonderful snow top-to-bottom, then we all finished with an excellent run in the Grand Vallon where we found lots of spaces that hadn’t been tracked. Meanwhile, Thomas was entertaining Gordon H and his family, who are here from Toronto, and he showed them around the resort.

I had a lovely afternoon with Jane and her thirteen-year-old son Stuart skiing about and working on technique. Jane skied with me years ago and we spent many hours on the Verte when I used to work just about every afternoon. It’s amazing what fat skis and 30 new ski schools does for afternoon business, but it’s nice to get back out there for some technique sessions.

Sun is forecast for tomorrow with some snow coming in on Wednesday and Thursday. With the unstable base we’ll be in for a seriously dangerous period once the snow flies, and unsuspecting skiers/boarders could be in for quite a shock if they start lying tracks here, there, and everywhere, and it will be important to stay patient and not get caught up in the upcoming ‘powder’ frenzy. I’m looking forward to a couple more days of sunshine before the snow falls as there is still some great skiing to be had. Stay tuned!

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