Chris and I headed towards Tignes

21 December 2008

Chris and I headed towards Tignes when we received intelligence that the Signal Poma at the Fornet was going to open in the afternoon so we did a u-turn and backtracked to the Fornet via the front of the Borsat and the Epaule du Charvet in very good snow. Jean Marc had ‘skinned’ into the Grand Vallon yesterday and reported excellent skiing so our plan was to ‘skin’ up and ski the grand Vallon before the lifts opened. Fortunately for us they opened the Signal just as we arrived (we really didn’t want the walk anyway) and we profited with three superb Grand Vallon’s followed by three equally good if not deeper Combe du Signal’s. It was a magic ‘maximum-turn’ morning and it wasn’t a surprise to see Jean Marc ‘sniffing’ about as well. After a cloudy start we’ve enjoyed a beautifully sunny day with mild temperatures, which are forecast to remain until Friday. Today was so good it almost makes me forget about the Hammers heartbreaker against Villa yesterday, which was made worse by me watching it live. Cruel it was! Ray and I had a major session on our building project this afternoon as time is running out with Gill, Millie, and Katie arriving on Friday. Andreas had a lovely ski today in Ste Foy with his daughter Ness, who will be turning four soon. Stay tuned for more powder news tomorrow!

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