A great finish to the opening weekend!

30 November 2015

After a couple of tricky days negotiating in the flat-light the sun returned in all its glory today. Our trip to the Fornet was in jeopardy due to wind but we all headed up that way anyway and were rewarded with some great skiing. Andreas, Chris and I all headed straight up to the Glacier, which has been closed for the past two days because of high winds, hoping for the best. The wind had indeed ravaged the glacier but we did manage to find some nice snow in the upper-half of the Pays Desert before skiing more ‘educational’ snow in the lower section. After a short ‘skin’ out we headed to lower altitudes and skied two rotations in some fantastic snow in the Lower Combe du Signal and meadows below, and it topped off a really good morning.

Although we have much more snow this season the quality up on the Pissaillas isn’t nearly as good as what we’ve been treated to the past few seasons, and we are going to need some snow to freshen things up in that sector. I think I’ll go the other way tomorrow as the snow was very good Saturday and Sunday when we skied in the flat-light, and as it’s Jean R’s and Richard H’s first off-piste of the season I certainly do not want to subject them to anything at all ‘educational’. Wish us luck!
Sun is forecast for the next few days with much warmer temperatures, and the wind should die down. Stay tuned!

Sports Report- What a wonderful achievement for the GB tennis team! Absolutely brilliant and what an experience for the Murray boys to be part of it all together! And I watched a stunning first-half West Ham performance yesterday, what a shame it’s a game of two halves!

PS Pietro is in town skiing with Maeve and Adrian. He’ll be here on-and-off this season and it’s great to have him back!

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