A perfect day before the storm!

28 January 2015

Wow, what a day! As we await snow over the next four or five days accompanied by wind, and of course flat light, everyone was pumped to have a beautifully sunny day before the storm. All the teams made the most of the window of opportunity and everyone had a glorious day. Andreas and Henry returned to the Col des Fours for a spectacular ski, while Thomas and TJ chose the Glacier Pers and were rewarded with fantastic snow, and Chris and I had a brilliant ski on the Crete du Genepy. (I forgot my camera again but it was similar to Chris’ photos that were posted on Facebook yesterday, and perhaps even better)

I had a lovely afternoon skiing with Gill and the girls, although it did cloud over leaving us in flat light. We skied a nice mix of piste and off-piste and I did manage some photos!

We are now hoping that forecasted storm will arrive and we’ll receive enough snow to purge the mountain and start setting us up for the rest of the winter. With so little snow up until now we’ll need a couple of good storms before the melt process begins. Fingers crossed!

John D mentioned how much he enjoyed the beeper training yesterday afternoon and how useful it was. He’s planning on recruiting some of his mates to do a session when they return later in the winter as it made him realise how important thorough training really is. Andreas will try to run weekly Tuesday afternoon sessions when possible throughout the winter so do try to attend a session on your next visit.

Hopefully we’ll have some good news about the snowstorm tomorrow.

PS The avalanche risk for tomorrow is 4/5, and it hasn’t snowed a flake yet!

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