Friday the 13th turned out pretty well considering the conditions we have at the moment

13 March 2009

Friday the 13th turned out pretty well considering the conditions we have at the moment. With 150kph gusts at altitude a few days back combined with heat and tracks, our options aren’t totally obvious and the boys did a great job today. We had a good warm-up in very good snow off the Verte followed by great snow in the lower Borsat. Then Henry, Andreas and I headed up the Chardonnet for some really good ‘skiers snow’ while Chris went directly to the Sachette. Jean R posted today’s photos on his site (see links) and I was proud of my team’s performance as they made ‘skiers snow’ look quite easy. Bravo team and well done Penny for a good effort on the climb! From there Henry and Andreas joined Chris in the Sachette while I doubled back to the Col des Ves where we found strips of excellent snow. We then skied off the Leisse and Cairn before joining the boys in the Familial to finish. All in all it was a great ski with ambience and brilliant sunshine. Gill took Millie out for a ’girls’ ski this morning and Millie ‘creamed’ her first Face du Bellevarde before joining Liz and Katie on the Nursery Slope where Liz really enjoyed watching her grand-daughters in action. More of the same is forecast for tomorrow and it’s that tricky time of year when we need to take judgements on what slopes have taken a sun crust and which ones haven’t. (Not that big of deal unless you’ve decided to walk to get there.)

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