Back to winter!

18 April 2017

It was much colder today with a strong northerly wind so Chris, Andreas and I decided to stay low in the lee and headed for a double ‘skin’ on the Crete du Genepy and Mont Roup. The morning started brightly but by the time we started taking off our ‘skins’ on the Crete it had clouded over, the wind had picked up and it had even started to snow. From that moment on the light was in-and-out but it was always good enough for easy navigation and comfortable skiing. The Crete and Mont Roup were excellent and Chris and I finished with an adventurous Marmottons into the Marmottes. I thought the new snow would have softened things up a bit more than they did but it was a good experience and an impressive way home. I thought it was a cracking morning in tough conditions and we had a little bit of everything along the way.

I spoke to Millie this morning who couldn’t believe that only yesterday morning she was ‘skinning’ and skiing with me. She wanted me to think of her as she knew I was heading to Mont Roup and that was her first-ever ‘skin’ last season during the February half-term. (I know it was in February because Adam was there as well and he reminded me this morning.) We missed you today Millie! (I miss them all already as we had a stunning 17-days together!)

It’s forecast to be -17C at 3000m’s tonight and -9C in the village so we’re in for an even colder day tomorrow, although we should have clear skies for the morning (which is all I care about!). Thursday and Friday are also forecast to be sunny so we should have some great skiing ahead over the next few days.

Andreas is playing this afternoon at the Coin des Amis although it may depend on the weather, while I’ll be at Le Petit Danois for a 5 o’clock kick-off with the Killerbeez. Stay tuned for more news tomorrow!

PS The weather has cheered up so Andreas’ gig should be on this afternoon, but do dress warmly.

PPS Bummer but Andreas has had to cancel as it’s too cold to play properly!

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