It was a wonderful surprise last night to look out the window before bed and see big flakes of snow falling

08 January 2009

It was a wonderful surprise last night to look out the window before bed and see big flakes of snow falling because it wasn’t forecast and certainly wasn’t expected. Over the past few days the Fornet has been socked in while Tignes has had good visibility so there was no doubt that more snow had accumulated at the Fornet end of the resort, but this morning it was still windy and the visibility was again better towards Tignes. At the last moment Chris, TJ and I changed our minds and took a chance with the weather and headed to the Fornet to be rewarded with some great skiing and enough light to always be comfortable. We were on the first Signal poma of the morning and were first into the Grand Vallon, followed by three Combe du Signal’s and a hot chocolate before finishing with another Grand Vallon. TJ skied the Grand Vallon before heading upstairs to the Glacier while Andreas and Henry skied the Borsat en route to Tignes. I’m not too sure what Olivier skied but everyone profited and enjoyed the new snow. Gill skied beautifully on her first off-piste morning of the season and Suzanne is starting tomorrow with Chris. The wind is forecast to die down tonight and we should have another good day tomorrow.

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