Three tough days in a row!

01 April 2015

The wind continued to pound the resort and 160kph gusts were recorded last night at the Fornet, and 101kph on the top of Solaise. It has definitely been three of the toughest consecutive days that I can remember in a long, long time, and bravo to the boys for braving the elements and getting on with it.

Chris and I ‘skinned’ towards Tommeuses and skied the Familial, which was creamy in places, and offered a few soft snow turns before we needed to look for strips of winded snow between the supporting rain-crust. (Believe me when I say supporting rain-crust was a welcome alternative to what was ‘quick-snow’ yesterday!) We then finished up with a good run down the Fontaine Froide and into the Santons and after three repetitive days it was nice to have a change of scenery.

The rest of the boys were in the neighbourhood as we had another very limited opening and I’m not too sure what everyone skied.

I skied this afternoon with Kate and Louis and I’m pleased to announce that the wind had died down and several more lifts were open. We managed some lovely deep soft snow around the Grande Pre and a good run in the Familial, which was much easier with a little sunshine. I saw enough to know that it’s not all doom and gloom and with some sunshine we’ll have some good skiing, which would be a just reward for those who have persevered over the past few days. Fingers crossed!

PS It was much colder today and the negative temperatures have done a world of good for the stability of the snowpack. The past couple of days have been extremely dangerous if one was looking for trouble, but after -12C last night and through the day the mountain is now a much safer place.

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