We were greeted with grey murky skies this morning.............

30 March 2009

We were greeted with grey murky skies this morning but Radio Will promised a sea of cloud in the valley and clear skies above 2300/2400metres. Sure enough we broke through the clouds on the way up Bellevarde and everyone’s spirits soared and the expectation levels rocketed. We warmed up with a nice run off the side of the Mont Blanc piste and after skiing in brilliant sunshine most of the way we plunged down into the sea of cloud for the last 100 metres to the Borsat. It was very atmospheric but made you appreciate the fact that we’d be in sunshine for the rest of the morning. It was a ‘maximum-turn’ type of morning with my team skiing an excellent Borsat from the middle entrance, followed by the Chardonnet, the big face of the Balme, a run off the Leisse, another off the Genepy, followed by a Familial to finish. I had two brother acts this morning, Philip’s 16-year-old twin sons Henry and Alex, and Tom and Fred (their Dad Tim skied with Chris), and everyone skied really well. Jean mentioned that the average age of the group had dropped by 35 years and he and Philip kept up really well and enjoyed the pace. Chris and Henry were in the same neighbourhood skiing similar slopes and a wonderful day was had by all. (A mention to Rob and Caroline and Huw and Jane who are skiing with Chris). Andreas was skiing with the twins Mum Lindsay who is recovering from knee surgery, and they were on a confidence building mission before she joins the boys later in the week. Thomas has a private with some youngsters and I haven’t heard what he skied this morning. The feeling is we may have another sunny day tomorrow before more snow moves in on Wednesday, but in the meantime we’ll definitely savour today! (Check Jean R’s photos on the website under links. Jean puts up two or three photos every day.)

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