A tougher day at the office!

28 December 2014

The road was a nightmare yesterday afternoon with thousands of people stranded down the valley and Thomas, Andreas and Tansy needing to stay the night in Val, but they finally cleared the road and it’s now back to normal holiday traffic.

The wind was ferocious last night and as a result the snow was pretty compacted for the most part making for some difficult skiing. Amongst the tough stuff we did manage three or four really good pitches (see photos), which were much appreciated, but with a high avalanche risk we weren’t going to be looking too far afield nor too steep.

The forecast is for -20C tonight and the cold temperatures should dry out the snow significantly making for an easier time of it tomorrow.

Rosie and Wils arrived yesterday before the chaos and Gill and the girls have gone out this afternoon to meet them for a ski. I cried off as 4-hours this morning at -19C was enough and I’m snug and warm as I write the update. Stay tuned for more news tomorrow and come on you Hammers!

PS Don’t forget Jean Marc’s Photo Exhibition tomorrow night at the Mairie’s.

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