After three days of lovely sunshine today took a turn for the worse with grey skies and strong winds

04 March 2009

After three days of lovely sunshine today took a turn for the worse with grey skies and strong winds. We did however do really well for the most part, heading Sachette-way towards the best light available and protection from the wind. Thomas, Chris and I started with the Lavachet and I skied the steep little couloir towards the bottom before ‘skinning’ back out. I had three new skiers with me, Neil, his son Nick and their friend Julian, who informed me at this point that he’d only skied for four weeks! Incredible! I’ve never seen anyone ski that well at four weeks during my entire skiing life. Bravo Julian! Meanwhile Andreas started with the Borsat and Chardonnay and we all then had a really good Sachette with decent visibility and no wind. It wasn’t until we came up from Les Brevieres that we realised what a foul day the rest of the resort was suffering. The Aero-ski was closed and it was freezing going up Les Tufs and everyone was happy to get down at the end of the morning. All the snow we were promised a few days back seems to be avoiding us and the new forecast is calling for about half of what we were expecting. We might be lucky to get 10 to 15cm’s where at one point earlier in the week the forecast called for up to 65cm’s during the week. Bummer! Finger crossed that something happens tonight because strong winds and grey skies are forecast for tomorrow.

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