Finally after what seems ages we awoke to fresh snow laying on the ground

05 March 2009

Finally after what seems ages we awoke to fresh snow laying on the ground and it was wonderful to have a soft ‘feel’ underfoot again. Radio Will announced ten centimetres but in places there was at least twenty and everyone had a great morning. (Radio Will forgot to mention the 1-0 West Ham victory last night but I’ve forgiven him).The sky was overcast with light snow falling all morning long but towards Tignes there was a ‘light-bulb’ shining through the cloud cover and the light for a flat-light day was really pretty good. It was a ‘maximum-turn’ type of morning and for example my team skied off the Verte, followed by a really good Borsat, then a great run from the top of the Grande Motte cable car, then two off the Leisse, followed by a Cairn/Genepy and a Familial to finish. It was nice to have Rob and Louise W back skiing with us and well done to you both! Andreas and Chris were in the same neighbourhood with Chris skiing the Motte also while Andreas skied the Chardonnet (I think) before re-grouping for the Cairn and Familial. One thing that was very noticeable was how quiet it was this morning. Take the sun away and all those ‘mountain trashers’ were nowhere to be seen leaving us totally alone on the mountain and the ambience was wonderful. Thomas did an excellent job with his initiation group and Gill’s friend Niki is having a fantastic time skiing with him as well as visiting and playing with the girls. Another 30-plus centimetres should fall between this afternoon and tomorrow morning and we’re looking forward to another superb ski tomorrow.

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