After a negative test a cracking good result!

19 December 2014

The sun returned today but after yesterday’s heat, humidity, rain and wind we were hoping that the snow had dried out and we’d have easier skiing, but the other possibility was that the snow was wet enough to form a crust with the freeze overnight. I cut out left at the Col hoping for the best as I tested the snow, but the first feel was dreadful and I didn’t even attempt a turn and immediately returned to the piste. The next test was out in the Pays Desert from the t-bar and this was more promising, although it still wasn’t easy. In the end Andreas and I continued on and ended up having a pretty jolly good ski in the Pays Desert, but we decided against our original plan of popping over the Col Pers. Chris joined us as he was skiing with Jim’s family and although new to off-piste they handled it really well and thoroughly enjoyed their outing. We finished off with some warm but good snow in the upper Marmottes before cutting back to the Solaise piste.

I wanted to say bravo to 16-year-old Sophie who skied beautifully today. She dealt with the tricky snow with perfect rhythm and was lovely to watch.

JM and Oli went for a day trip down towards the Tretetes and I haven’t heard how they got on and Henry was also skiing at the Fornet today, while Thomas was working on the World Cup preparations.

My great mate Biggy has arrived for a week with his lovely wife Carlotta. I started teaching Biggy when he was 12-years-old and I was 20, so we go back a long ways. He was here in my early years and knows things about me that should probably be forgotten, but what are friends for!

We may see a few more flakes tonight and it’s 50/50 about our vis in the morning. Stay tuned!

Find us on Facebook