Still waiting for spring!

15 April 2018

After another afternoon of heat yesterday the powder options continue to dwindle so Chris and I decided to try some spring slopes for a change of scenery, and we were the only ones on the mountain. We started with the Crete du Genepy with stunning light and a wonderful sky and needed to play with exposures to get supporting snow, and the spring slopes were totally ‘clean’ without a mark on the mountain. There was a minimal freeze last night but because we didn’t have any direct sunlight we decided we had time to ski Mont Roup as well, and like the Crete it was totally unmarked. Unfortunately the cloud cover thickened just enough to flatten the light so we needed to ski cautiously instead of having a real go at it, which was unfortunate because the snow was excellent. Getting out at the bottom was interesting due to the avalanche debris but it wasn’t too bad at all. I ended up doing a half-hour of technique to finish and thought it was a pretty good morning. (See photos)

Thomas had a day off as did Andreas who went off to practice for his tour at the end of the month. Tomorrow doesn’t look like the easiest of days but we’ll do our best to make the best of it. Stay tuned!

PS The girls arrived back in the UK without any problems and it was a pretty easy drive last night. Millie is off at a Surrey Girls Golf day while Katie is off to play with a friend, and Gill gets to go shopping!

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