The black flag was flying!!!

08 January 2018

The retour d’Est hit hard last night and with a metre of fresh snow on Bellevarde there could easily be 150 and 200cm’s up at the Fornet on the Pissaillas Glacier. The road to the Fornet closed last night around 4AM but naughty Chris and Suzanne snuck into town this morning as Chris had a group and Suzanne is baby-sitting young Zac while Fay and Jeremy ski with us. Bravo to you both and hopefully no one recognised you!

As for the skiing, we finally got going around 10 and we were on the first Funival of the day and enjoyed some pretty good, but challenging skiing. (See photos) The light was very flat and the snow was heavy but we persevered until noon when I decided I’d had enough because I didn’t want to hurt myself so I headed home with Sylvie while Jeremy and Fay went back up for another. Chris kept going until one, bravo, and Chris and Suzanne are bunking down at my place tonight as the road to the Fornet remains closed.

I think that this morning was the first time ever that we’ve skied while the black flag was flying. It’s rare to see the black flag at all but never while the resort is open. More heavy snow is forecast for the rest of the day and during the night so who knows what tomorrow will bring? Stay tuned!

PS We had 140km/h winds on Solaise last night!

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