A lovely day out in Ste Foy!

15 March 2017

After a stunning day of classic Val d’Isere spring slopes yesterday Chris and I headed out of town to Ste Foy for a change of scenery. We ‘skinned up to the Foglietta, which was more technical than normal and called for couteaux so the walk up took us longer than it normally would. With a high thin cloud cover it took longer for the snow to soften but having taken 1.5 hours to reach the summit we did need to play with exposures to avoid making a mess in snow that was already too soft, and we ended up skiing a line that we’d never taken before. It was excellent top-to-bottom and we then circled back around through the Monal and other little hamlets en-route back to the resort for well deserved beers. It was a great day out with fantastic scenery, great snow and the feeling you get when you’ve worked hard and deserve your rewards! Meanwhile, Andreas and Thomas skied ‘classic’ spring slopes and with the cloud cover needed to delay their timing in order to get the snow just right, and they had some great skiing around the Charvet.

We had a wonderful evening last night rocking to the Killer Beez at the Petit Danois. Representing Alpine was Derek, Paul, Peter, Cormack, Colin and his brother Stephen as well as their Dad and Uncle, Emmett, Geoff, Johnny Alpine, Joe, Richard F, John D, Jim and Andreas and I. Alex, a friend of Gill’s, read about it on my blog and she showed up as well and it was fantastic! Dick came along and I believe he might have signed them up to play in his bar in the south of France this summer. These guys are seriously good and great fun and I’m looking forward to next Tuesday already!

Katie had a great time at Gym Club last night but more importantly her team representing her school Broadwater came 3rd out of 9 competing in a Maths Competition, and there was a couple of pretty fancy schools involved! Well done Katie and well done Broadwater who’s year-nine team came first!

Andreas has an Ice Hockey match tonight, which he’s really looking forward to. It’s a home game in La Rosiere so he won’t be home too late tonight!

We have two more days of sunshine in store before the possibility of some snow on Saturday. Fingers crossed on that meteo and stay tuned!

PS And well done to Emmett who ‘skinned’ up without any couteaux. What a performance!

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