What a day, what a weekend!

30 April 2017

It was a transition day as powder turns to spring but we managed an excellent morning despite a nasty southerly wind that had a real bite to it. It’s just Chris and I now and we were thinking Little Lavachet, Palafour, Sachette, and Familial but decided to stick around and take advantage of the wonderful spring slopes closer to home. When we started with the Crete du Genepy and the wind was blowing a hoolie straight into our faces I was having second thoughts about whether we’d chosen the right option, but we had a great ski en-route to Mont Roup. Mont Roup hadn’t yet transformed perfectly but it was still great skiing and it was Paul’s first trip out there this season and we had a nice chamois sighting towards the bottom. From there we skied an excellent Danaides-into-the- L, which was great skiing as well as very atmospheric and I think it was Peter’s first trip through there. We then circled back around to ski the Super Arcelle and it was a fantastic finish to Peter and Paul’s season. The boys were meeting Clare, Pascale and Clive for lunch at the Tete du Solaise so I waited for Chris and we had a brilliant finish in the Marmottons-into-the-Marmottes.

Chris had Richard H skiing his first ‘Alpine’ morning of the season along with Milan, who was skiing his first-ever morning with us and what a morning to pick. We had great snow along with some slightly ‘educational’ moments, stunning scenery and really interesting terrain and it was an excellent morning for both first-timers and experienced ‘Alpine’ regulars.

I’m feeling pretty good considering yesterday’s festivities and after doing some packing and cleaning I’ll head off to the gym to stretch before having dinner at Bananas with the Campbell’s and Derek.

Stay tuned for more news tomorrow as Chris and I finish our seasons with grey skies, wind and between 10 and 30cm’s of fresh snow!

PS Those who made a last-minute decision to come out and partake in the festive finish to the season have been rewarded with fantastic skiing and great fun in the bars and terraces. We’ve had three brilliant mornings over the weekend, all of which have been totally different with snow conditions and sectors skied, and well done to you all and hopefully we’ll get more people out for next season’s wind-up weekend!

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