That was an absolute belter!

25 April 2016

At 6AM I could hear the wind howling outside my bedroom window but fortunately the wind died down and wasn’t really a factor, and it didn’t seem to damage the snow either. The day started out grey but with some light towards the Fornet both Henry and I headed that way and for the most part had pretty good vis before periods of full sunshine broke through. It was also the coldest I’ve been all season with -10C and a northerly wind blowing, combined with slightly thinner spring layers. And as for the actual skiing today, it was absolutely brilliant and we relished one of the best ‘maximum-turns’ sessions of the winter! My team skied a nice warm-up off the Laisinant before skiing a cracking run in the Grand Vallon. Next up were two fantastic runs (the best of the day) in the Combe du Signal, followed by three excellent runs in the Combe du 3300, before finishing with a trip over the Col Pers. Wow, what a morning! We were all alone all morning long and it’s rare to have winter snow on the 25th of April.

I’d like to award Sylvie the ‘skier of the morning’ award for her best performance of the season. (See photos) She was flying and I’ve never seen her ski so well. Bravo Sylvie!

We ran into Chris and Suzanne who were out enjoying the stunning conditions while Andreas was busy down the valley playing golf and shot one-over par at the Val d’Isere Open. He was one-under after 15 but missed two short putts over the last couple of holes to finish at one-over. Bloody well done Andreas!

I’m unfortunately giving my test boots back to Salomon today and will be back on my Scarpa’s tomorrow. They had a hole in the sole and were missing some rubber but Didier did a brilliant job patching them up and repairing them for me. Thanks Didier!

And good news on the phone front as Millie’s dried out and Sylvie found hers.

A cloudy day is forecast for tomorrow but followed by sun for the rest of the week. Stay tuned!

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