Job done on another wonderful season!

01 May 2018

For some reason yesterday’s update didn’t upload, which is a bummer as I’d spent some time on it. We had a fantastic day yesterday skiing great powder and some spring snow lower down at the Fornet. It was non-stop all morning starting with the Combe du 3300, followed by the Combe du Geant, then another before going over the Col Pers and out through the gorge, then the Vallonnet and a Oh My! to finish. It was a stunning day and for some it was their best day of the season!

As for today’s finale we weren’t so lucky on the weather-front as it was grey and overcast and pretty jolly cold in places. My first thought was the Glacier Pers but on the webcams the Charvet had been in the sun for a couple of hours before the clouds rolled in and I thought it might have taken enough heat to have softened a little so Chris and I decided to ski our first Face du Charvet of the season on the last day of the season. Better late than never except it was on the firm side but a good adventure anyway. We then headed up to the Fornet and went over the Col and Chris ended up ‘skinning’ to the Glacier Pers, which was excellent powder followed by great spring snow to the bottom. I was coming along as well but when I arrived at Lechoir I only had Derek behind me. Sylvie eventually showed up to say she couldn’t see Paul and Dawn behind so I ended up walking back to look for them worrying about one of them being injured. As it turned out Dawn had had binding problems and thought they were broken so I dug out my duck tape to tape her in but fortunately it turned out that they were just jammed up with snow. Anyway the ski down was brilliant and we had a good chamois and bouquetin show at the bottom. It was a great last run and I wondered if anyone wanted to do another but fortunately everyone was cooked and we finished our season at 12:50.

It was another great season as that’s the only kind we have in this most wonderful place and I’ll write more soon. I need to get going as the car needs packing, the flat needs tidying and I haven’t really started yet! Have a brilliant summer and stay tuned!

PS Yesterday’s photos are up along with four from today.

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