A patient day waiting for perfect spring snow!

06 April 2017

After yesterday’s flat-flight and fog it was wonderful to be back in the sunshine again and all the boys looked for winter snow while giving the spring slope another day to properly transform. Thomas, Henry and I all headed up to the Pisaillas Glacier after a lovely positive ‘test’ of the Laisinant Express. We skied a really pleasant Pays Desert with a little ‘skin’ to access the last slopes and bravo to my team for some stunning tracks! Liz is very new to off-piste skiing as is Louise and they both did extremely well today and are making great progress. Well done girls! We then found some ‘bonus’ powder turns en-route to the Col Pers and once over the Col skied some great snow before ‘skinning’ up to the Lechoir. The first few pitches were still good winter snow and then we needed to play carefully with exposures on the flats to find support before the bottom slopes which were holding nicely. It was nice to go through the gorge again and Thomas and I both had people who had never been through today, which always makes it special. Meanwhile Chris and Andreas ‘skinned’ up to the Col des Fours and had a mix of winter snow and then supporting snow with a nice cushion on top. I’d say top marks all round and none of us damaged any potential ‘spring snow’ as we wait for tomorrow.

Tim and I ‘skinned’ out into the Pays Desert this afternoon and had a great ski while Katie was out with Cassius skiing with Al from Mountain Masters, and Gill and Millie went for a walk along the Balcon.

More sun is forecast and we should be back to spring snow tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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