Where did that come from!

01 March 2018

Wow, what an unexpectedly good morning that was! I was expecting a good morning in flat-light ‘skinning’ to the Glacier Pers, where the snow is ‘clean’ and it would have been great skiing, but we were gifted a ‘maximum-turn’ type session with jolly good visibility. It only snowed about one centimetre in town so the Fornet sector had the best chance of any new snow so Thomas, Chris, Henry and I all headed up that way and when we tested the snow in the Lower Combe du Signal it was evident that more snow than expected had blown in. We ended up skiing the Combe du 3300 three times before going over the Col Pers and out through the gorge, and we had several wildlife sightings as well. So instead of spending half the morning walking we ended up doing a lot of skiing and everyone loves a ‘low-expectation’ morning that turns out really well.

To top off a great day I’ll be going to Le Petit Danois with Wils, Rosie, Viv, Cliff, Sam and several clients. Chris used to play drums in a punk band back in the day so I’m looking forward to see what he thinks of my man Hugo. Come along, it’s going to be fun!

PS It was 20 degrees warmer today! Instead of being in a deep-freeze and worrying about your feet it was uncomfortably hot at times. Spring isn’t too far away! Stay tuned!

PPS The only other guided groups we saw this morning was Herve from the ESF skiing with his 8-year-old daughter. Bravo Herve!

PPPS It was great having Matt along this morning. Matt has stayed at Chez-Ray a couple of times over the years and has been working his way through the BASI system. Well skied Matt! And I hope that the weather in the UK doesn’t stop our clients’ coming-and-going over the next couple of days. Fingers crossed!

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