Technical breakdown!

11 February 2015

The sun continues to shine and the heat is now affecting the snow and with it our options diminish with each passing day. (Not to mention the increasing track damage as well.) I went for a change of scenery this morning and headed up to the Fornet and skied the Pays Desert. The upper section is a real mess with winded snow and it was a matter of using anything that worked to get us down to where the snow improved and we could really start skiing. Once past the difficult section the snow was excellent and we accessed the lower slopes with a ten minute ‘skin’. (see photos) Guy and his lovely wife Nicole came along and it was Nicole’s first-ever off-piste experience, and she did extremely well making enormous progress throughout the morning. Bravo Nicole! Unfortunately the Cascade chairlift developed technical problems and we couldn’t continue on and ski the Col Pers, which is always a scenic crowd pleaser, especially when it would have been their first time. Anyway, I did my best to finish off the morning and ‘sniff’ out what we could, and it didn’t turn out too bad.

Andreas skied the mini-Crete and Mont Roup and had a lovely ski, with Henry skiing around the Crete as well. Meanwhile Thomas headed to Tignes with his client Olivier and had a cracking good morning skiing P3.

Extremely warm temperatures and sunshine are forecast for the next couple of days with snow expected on Saturday. Sounds pretty good to me!

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