Wow, winter powder!!!!

11 January 2017

Perhaps about 10 cm’s of fresh snow fell yesterday and with the north-westerly winds the greatest accumulation was on the south and east facing slopes so I headed back to Tignes and up to the Motte for the second day in a row. The skiing was fantastic and it was such a pleasure to ski cold, light, winter powder again. (See photos at the bottom of the file) Andreas also skied in Tignes and started with the Chardonnet, which had filled in nicely, and followed that up with the Sache before circling back around for a little Spatule. I saw TJ off the Motte early on but I’m not too sure where he ended up. Chris and Thomas went up to the Fornet and Thomas had a group of six boarders so he was looking for ‘gravity-fed’ slopes such as the Grand Vallon. Henry was in action as well but I haven’t heard from him but I noticed some lovely tracks in the Familial and they may have been Henry’s or perhaps Pat Z’s.

Thanks to Adrian and his lovely wife Kari for a wonderful evening in the Baraque last night. The food and wine were fantastic and the band was brilliant, all leading to an ambush that saw me staying too late and paying the price today. TJ was there having early evening drinks and it was great to see Russell for the first time this season.

More snow is forecast this evening but high winds are also expected and tomorrow may be a tough one. Stay tuned!

And happy birthday to Kari’s sister Kirsty!

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