Congratulations Leah!

12 December 2014

The day started brightly but it was windy at altitude and the clouds rolled in quickly. We were lucky enough to get over the Col Pers before the bubble lift closed and we had an adventurous morning in the Col Pers and Grand Vallon. The wind had touched the upper slopes and we needed to ‘sniff’ about to find snow that worked, but that was followed by excellent snow to the bottom. The wind was strong enough in gusts to push you about and you needed to stand firm in places, especially on the cretes and little cols. (See photos)

Henry was somewhere behind us and Andreas had a quick ski on the top of Bellevarde to check out conditions as it opened this morning. And finally the liaison with Tignes is due to open tomorrow so we’ll be able to spread our wings a little, and as much as I love the Fornet it will be nice to have a few more options.

However, the best news of the day is that Michael R’s daughter Leah has won a place at Harvard University, and Michael is one proud papa to say the least! Congratulations Leah and what a reward for all your hard work, and you know what they say about the world and oysters!

PS Late breaking news- Andreas reports that the liaison with Tignes may not open as planned tomorrow, and that would be a bummer! He also reported the first serious avalanche of the season day out towards the Sana. Fortunately there were no serious injuries but it’s a reminder that after this brutal wind that’s been transporting snow it’s time zone in!

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