One of the deepest Sachette's ever!

21 March 2018

The last couple of days have been incredibly special and I was wondering how we could possibly even come close to following that kind of quality up, but what a morning. Chris and I started off with a brilliant Borsat from up high and at first glance it looked pretty tracked out but we cut all the across and traversed around the corner to find a perfectly clean patch that I’ve never skied before. (The last photos are in the Borsat) We then took the bus to warm up and skied perhaps the deepest Sachette ever! I don’t know where the snow came from but it was deep and light and incredible easy to ski. After the top section we ‘skinned’ to ski the next steep slope and it was wonderful skiing with great ambience as well. We cut out early as the bottom section was ‘cooked’ and we didn’t want to spoil such outstanding snow with rubbish. Johnnie Alpine’s son Rob broke his pole on top of the Aiguille Percee and needed to ski the entire Sachette with one pole and he did a fantastic job as we skied some pretty steep pitches, bravo Rob! (Mind you, a proper guide would probably have given up a pole but Rob skies better with one pole than I do!) Meanwhile Andreas ‘skinned’ up to the Col du Montet for a brilliant outing with superb snow and great scenery while Thomas had a fantastic morning skiing the Col des Fours.

I had the pleasure of skiing with Cornelia this afternoon and we had a cracking hard ski mixed with technique. She is the daughter of Charles who used to ski with me back in my Top Ski days and I’m looking forward to skiing with Charles again tomorrow morning and Cornelia again on Friday. With three days of sun the pistes are in superb condition and Cornelia and I had a brilliant afternoon.

And it’s time for my weekly ‘Guinea Pig ‘advert! The Pigs are playing at Le Petit Danois starting at 5:30 and I’ll be there early. And if you’re looking for an after-dinner drink with great music try the Baraque.

More sun is forecast for the morning so here we go again, stay tuned!

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