A cracking good performance from the entire team!

25 January 2014

The wind over the last couple of days has really battered the snow but there are some good pockets of good snow and a lot of wind compressed snow in others. Today I could have perhaps found some easier skiing but we had a great time and my team of Catherine, Patrick, Gideon, Dave, Sue, Penny and Gill handled themselves incredibly well and I was really pleased with them all, and I’d like to mention Gideon’s performance in particular. He’s bought himself a new pair of Movement’s that are fairly wide and the problem with wider skis for a good skier is that one can become lazy as you can get away with a minimum effort and movement, and one’s skill level can start to deteriorate as the life-learnt skills start to become under-used. Today however, the snow needed some positivity, some application, some controlled aggression and it needed to be skied, and Gideon answered the call with a solid performance. Bravo Gideon! (Check today’s photos)

Meanwhile Chris and Andreas headed to the Chardonnet and then Andreas skied the Sache while Chris skied the first Sachette of the season. Andreas lost his radio at some stage and he and Ian finally found it on their third run through the Sache. Well done boys, great perseverance and what a relief! Not only is a new radio costly but getting it reprogrammed with Security Vanoise plus our channel is a pain and time consuming.

Henry had some fun as he skied skiing the Tour de Charvet through the Couloir de Mont Blanc, the skied the couloir into the Marmottons/Marmottes and then finished off in the Spatule and Couloir Centrale. Blimey and nice one Henry!

We’ve a bad weather day with brutal winds forecast for tomorrow, but fingers crossed that it’s better than expected! Stay tuned!

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