Tough skiing but a great outing!

15 February 2017

It was another gloriously sunny day and having a strong team today I decided on a trip to the Col des Fours. We had a lovely walk with absolutely no one else around and ‘skinned’ up through beautiful snow, which is sometimes not a good sign, and we when arrived at the Col the back-side had been shredded by the wind. What a bummer! But, we made the most of it and chose the best snow and route available and the team of Adam, Tom, Jerry, Jumbo, Angus, Doug and Gill did a superb job leaving great tracks in some ‘educational’ snow, and leaving extra-good tracks in the easier snow! Bravo to everyone for a solid performance! Meanwhile, the rest of the boys were out in the Pays Desert skiing some great snow before going over the Col for the Col Pers or Vallonnet.

Sunshine is forecast for the next few days so it isn’t going to get any easier option-wise. It was fairly warm today and the sun is now damaging the sunny exposures, and add that to wind damage and tracks and you can see that we have our work cut out for us. Anyway, what else is new?

I tried to donwload some photos last night but my camera card doesn’t fit into my new computer, which was a surprise! I need to buy a card-reader or get Gill to send the little cable that I left in England because I’ve never needed it before!

Thanks to Russell, along with Stephanie and Charlie, for taking Millie and Katie skiing this morning. They had a fantastic time and said that Stephanie was so nice (or course, she’s Canadian!) and that Charlie was sooooo funny! (of course because Charlie is Charlie!) Thanks everyone although Gill is exhausted after her ‘skinning’ trip this morning!

Stay tuned for more news tomorrow and some photos from last weekend can be seen on the Valdinet site under ‘Snow Reports’.

PS I took some great photos of the team in action this morning and a few will be posted on Valdinet Monday morning.

PPS Apologies to Ray but my card does fit and I’m dangerous close to being able to get some photos up. I might need to recruit Doug and Chris for the final phase!

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