Wet, wet, wet and high winds!

02 March 2015

I dropped Millie off at her bus stop this morning at 6:50 and it was wet and almost raining. By 8 o’clock there were some big flakes falling but with the wet snow lower down it was going to be necessary to get to altitude, and that wasn’t going to happen due to extremely high winds. We managed one run on Les Etroits chair at La Daille, and I must say it was much better than expected. The snow was compact and warm but it skied well until we arrived at the pisted snow around the Trifollet where it suddenly felt like glue. Jean and Gill decided to call it a day and the rest of us tried for a second run but just as we were about to load onto the chair they closed it down. Frans and Jerry stopped as they were on the doorstep of their warm and cosy apartments so Barney, Rory and I ‘skinned’ up a few hundred metres then did a beep search as Barney had never ‘skinned’ or used his beep before. It was a short morning but at least we skied a few turns and a beep search never goes amiss. (see photos)

Chris managed a run as well and Andreas and Thomas cancelled as they had private groups and felt they couldn’t deliver a quality morning in these extreme conditions. Tomorrow’s forecast is much better so fingers crossed as ‘cabin fever’ will become a factor. Stay tuned!

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