Another stunning day at the Fornet!

28 January 2014

The sun was out in full force today and we all headed to the Fornet for a change of scenery, as it just doesn’t get any better visually and the snow was brilliant as well. We were forced to stay in the shade longer than we wanted as the bubble lift and Col poma were slow to open, but we had some wonderful skiing while waiting. My team had one under the bubble lift and a couple in the Lower Combe de Signal while Andreas skied a run in the Grand Vallon. Once upstairs we skied variations of the 3300 and Pays Desert and Chris and Andreas eventually went over the Col towards the end of the morning. It was a pretty stunning morning as today’s photos and Facebook page will verify, and was well appreciated as we’re expecting several days of grey skies and hopefully some snow.

I returned to the Fornet this afternoon to ski with Adam and his son Tom and we had some great skiing out in Margaret’s Gulley in the Pays Desert. I had planned on taking them through Chris’ Chimney but that slope was totally destroyed between 12:30 and 2:30. Sad but true! Anyway, I’m pretty impressed with 14-year-old Tom’s skiing and his Dad is rather proud! It was lovely to ski in some sunshine as the boys and I have been skiing in flat-light the past couple of afternoons, and today’s sunshine was thoroughly savoured!

Stephen was incredibly lucky to not to have been wiped out by a boarder this morning on the piste at the end of the morning. The boarder was a right prat and was totally at fault, but he did pull off an fantastic hop-and-spin to avoid the collision. It was a spectacularly athletic manoeuver and just in the nick of time!

Stay tuned for more news and photos tomorrow and good luck with your scan tomorrow Jean!

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