The Col was better than anticipated!

26 April 2018

It was a rather feeble freeze last night and after testing the traverse from the Borsat towards the Chalet des Gardes I headed down the meadows and on through the Santons, which was perfect and beat ‘quick-snow’! We then skied the L in fantastic conditions en-route to the Pissaillas but it was evident that the Pays Desert was still bullet-proof so I took a chance and went over the Col Pers ready to deal with whatever we found towards the bottom. The snow supported nicely in the Vallonnet all the way down to the Grand Torsai where the freeze dropped out. The snow is so dense at the moment that we didn’t sink in very far and it skied like warm powder and turned out to be the best skiing of the morning! From there we circled back around to ski the Pays Desert before a short ‘skin’ out and ended up finishing around 1:20, which shows we had a pretty good morning considering last night’s lack of freeze.

Sun is forecast for tomorrow but the big question is the re-freeze. The freeze should be better tonight as the forecast calls for clear skies and I would love to have another day like we had yesterday, which was stunning. Fingers crossed and stay tuned!

PS And good luck to Andreas and Pietro!

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