A fabulous morning skiing spring 'Classics'!

28 March 2015

After a wild day weather-wise yesterday the sun was back in full force following by a solid freeze. It was a morning for Val d’Isere Classics so Chris, Henry and I opened up with a lovely Banane/Super Santon, followed by excellent snow on the Jardin du Borsat Sud before skiing a stunning Tour du Charvet into the atmospheric Mont Blanc Couloir. It was Jean’s first trip through that area and he was well pleased! We then skied the Cugnai, which was very good up top, but we then we needed to ‘sniff’ about a little before finding a good passage down. Next up were some bonus powder turns before skiing the Marmottons into the Marmottes to finish off a terrific morning of great snow and wonderful slopes.

Meanwhile Andreas ‘skinned’ to the Crete du Genepy and Mont Roup, where he had a fantastic ski before joining us on the Manchet-side, and Thomas started a little late and skied the Banane and Tour after us, then he surprised us all with a Face du Charvet at noon before finishing in the Manchet. Nice one Thomas!

I skied with Rhian this afternoon and was inspired with Thomas’ Charvet so I tried the Marmottons into the Marmottes at 2:30 and was rewarded with some great snow. It’s Rhian’s first trip to Val d’Isere so I then took her over the Col Pers for a 5PM finish. It was tough going from the Grand Torsai down but she absolutely loved it and did really well. Bravo! (See photos)

It is grey at 6:30PM and trying to snow so hopefully we’ll have something fresh to work with in the morning. Stay tuned!

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