A big Happy 50th to Gill !!!!!

12 April 2016

It was my beautiful wife’s 50th birthday today and while she celebrated back in England with friends and family I was thinking of her as I had one of my finest spring morning’s in years. It was about as perfect as it can get from the first to the very last turn as every slope we skied was ‘clean’ with just the right texture. We started off with a 15-minute ‘skin’ for a fantastic run down the Crete du Genepy on the steep slopes above the pond, followed by an exquisite Mont Roup, then a wonderful Col de la Madeleine after a ten-minute walk, and we finished off with a brilliant Marmottons into the Marmottes to finish. Blimey it was good! Chris skied the same as my team with Andreas and Ian skiing similar in the same sector, while Thomas skied the Couloir 3500 off the Grande Motte. Henry was also out there somewhere but I’ve no idea where he skied today.

The morning was so good that I didn’t want to stop so I phoned my mate John Ellis and met him up at the Fornet cable-car. From there we skied a great run down Millie’s Run (Chez Henry) in the Grand Vallon before dropping into the Vallonnet to ski the always impressive Oh My! John said, “This is a little steeper than what I’ve been skiing lately” but he was rock-solid and performed brilliantly. It was just like old times and it was a real pleasure to get him out there. (See photos)

And a huge Happy Birthday to Gill! Have a great day and I’ll see you May 2nd.

Tomorrow’s weather is a bit iffy so we’ll wait and see what we have to deal with. Fingers crossed and stay tuned!

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