Blue was the colour again today as the sun continued to beat down for about the seventh consecutive day

19 March 2009

Blue was the colour again today as the sun continued to beat down for about the seventh consecutive day. Chris went off for an old fashioned Tour de Tarentaise, but I haven’t yet heard how he got on. Andreas had an initiation group and skied Tignes-way looking for gently pisted off-piste while Henry skied in Tignes as well. Thomas had a great day after ’skinning’ up to the Lores and skied lovely frisset top to bottom. Bravo Thomas! I took my team up to the trusted Glacier Pers and the only tracks were my group’s from a few days back, and it was very good again. It wasn’t dead easy everywhere but plenty ski-able and Clive picked up a ’skier of the morning’ award. Henry made an interesting comment at the Gourmandine this morning about the on-going discussion about the Ski Club. Apart from the debate about whether their Reps have the experience, knowledge and training to be guiding off-piste or not, Henry mentioned how often he has seen un-professional behaviour off-piste by so-called ‘professionals’. I have to agree with him as I’ve witnessed some incredibly bad ’group management’ over the years by ‘professions’ and I’d like the Ski Club members to know that I do report these stories in this diary. Good point Henry! As for the weather, the north wind started blowing this afternoon and is forecast to continue throughout the night and into tomorrow at 70kph. Bummer as that will ruin some of the north-facing frisset that we’re searching for at the moment.

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