A super day at the Fornet!

31 January 2014

It was sunny towards Tignes this morning but with the Fornet being socked-in for the past couple of days there was potential for fresh snow, and Chris swayed my decision at the last moment. I started off with the Grand Vallon, which was good enough but a little tricky so we then headed upstairs via the Lower Combe du Signal to join Chris on the Pissailles. We dove straight into the 3300, which had beautifully protected snow with an atmospheric light that made for a terrific ski. From there we ‘skinned’ up to access the Upper Pays Desert and it was worth the price of admission on its own! (Check out the job that Chris’ team did on today’s photos) Chris then went over the Col while I skied some bonus turns out towards the Combe du Geant to finish off a wonderful morning.

Meanwhile Andreas decided on ‘skinning’ up to Terre Rouge and they had a great walk and were rewarded for their efforts with excellent skiing. (Check Facebook page) Thomas and Henry were working with a Swedish team but I didn’t hear them on the air-waves and have no idea what they skied.

I ran into Chris at 2PM as he was heading home after his morning and he told me that the Col Pers was good, so after skiing the Combe du Signal and a lovely Pays Desert, Adam, Tom and I finished off our afternoon with a Col Pers. It was a nice reward as we had some tough conditions this week and the boys persevered in the flat-light and finishing with sunshine was fantastic. Bravo boys!

I saw Jean Z at the bus stop and we had a nice chat about the old Top Ski days and our trip to the Artic Circle in Sweden years ago. It was great to see him and reminisce about some fantastic times. Cheers Jean!

Stay tuned for more news tomorrow.

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