Great snow and unexpected blue skies!

15 February 2015

I didn’t think that we received any snow last night so I was ecstatic to awake to clear blue skies, which meant we were in with a chance. It was surprising however to see that more snow had arrived than anticipated, filling in little gullies and shoulders. It was tempting to change my mind and head to Tignes, but at the last minute I decided to stay with Plan A and ski the Crete du Genepy, which was wonderful. (See photos) All the tracks had filled in and the snow was excellent top-to-bottom and with no one else around it was lovely ambience as well. (My nephew Wils came along and it’s always a pleasure to take him powder skiing, and it was his first time towards the Crete.)

Meanwhile, Andreas and Thomas were back in action with Andreas skiing the Chardonnet and the couloir in the Sachette, while Thomas was on telemarks this morning. It was a stunning morning and all the teams had great skiing and with a little ‘sniffing’ the little snow that did fall made a huge difference. Well done boys!

It was a day of two halves and by the time I went back out this afternoon to ski with Adam and his son Tom it was totally grey with wind and a few flakes floating about. The most optimistic forecast is still calling for some snow tonight so we do have a chance. If it doesn’t snow another sunny day would do!

Millie and Katie are having a fantastic time with their cousins and besides skiing all day it’s a great social with lunches and après-ski. Not bad for 11 and 9-years –of-age! Stay tuned for more news tomorrow.

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