Happy Belated Birthday Henry!

27 March 2015

After yesterday’s ‘powder frenzy’ it was a total contrast today, with high winds that effected lift openings as well as overcast skies, which dampen moral. Early on the liaison with Tignes was closed as well as the Fornet Glacier, so I headed to the Crete du Genepy and Mont Roup in search of solitude and protection from the wind. Andreas came along and we had the place to ourselves and besides lovely ambience we had a nice combination of powder strips, creamy snow and spring snow that worked top-to-bottom. Enough snow fell and blew in overnight to give us a great cushion that made for an excellent ski, and it was pleasant being out of the howling wind. (See photos)

Chris returned to the Fornet and with the Glacier closed he traversed through the Grand Vallon and Vallonnet before ‘skinning’ up to the Glacier Pers. The snow had taken the wind but they made the most of it and left some good ‘Alpine’ tracks in their wake. Thomas and the belated-50th-birthday-boy Henry were also skiing but I haven’t a clue where they ended up.

Sun is forecast for tomorrow and just being able to see will help enormously. Stay tuned!

PS I forgot to mention that Rob Cochran is selling his lovely studio in Les Clarines. These units are the best one-piece studios in town with good cooking facilities, a big bathroom with space for a wash machine, a huge 13 square metre cave for storage, and has a bus stop right out front. The asking price is 130,000 Euros, which is a great deal, and with the pound being its strongest for years it’s too good to pass up if your looking for a comfortable little place in town.

I also forgot to mention that nine people were rescued from the gorge yesterday!

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