Lovely snow with a 'light-bulb' overhead!

01 March 2014

We were expecting some bright sunny periods this morning but instead it was overcast with light snow falling. Fortunately a little ‘light-bulb’ showed itself through the clouds for most of the morning and the visibility for a flat-light day was actually pretty decent. After our ritual warm-up in lovely snow off the Verte Andreas and I started with the Borsat Nord from the top, which was excellent. Andreas did a nice job ‘cutting’ the entrance then it was full steam ahead. (Chris came in underneath with his team of Sandy, Rosemary and Penny.) The meadows into Tignes were very good as well and from there Andreas headed to the Chardonnet, I went upstairs to the Motte and Chris tried the Combe des Lanches. Unfortunately the Motte was closed for blasting so I skied back down in great snow off the Genepy before skiing the meadows under the Alti-port, then the big slope of the Grande Balme, and the Familial to finish.

Andreas finished with the Balme and Spatule as he was eating at the Fruitiere with Peter, Olivia, Sky and Sean to finish off a terrific week celebrating Peter’s 60th.

Clare B broke her ankle last week and Wilkie from Surefoot injured himself as well yesterday in the Couloir des Pisteurs. The injury list this season is pretty long so fingers crossed that that’s the end of it. Get well soon you two!

More light snow is forecast this afternoon and clear blue skies are expected all day tomorrow. Nana’s arriving in the morning so some sunshine will go down nicely with her as well!

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