The sun did shine again this morning but with a threat of clouds rolling in from Italy

31 March 2009

The sun did shine again this morning but with a threat of clouds rolling in from Italy (Fornet-way), and we all chanced the weather for the better snow option and headed to the Fornet. Chris and I wanted to ski the Col des Fours and I got off to a flyer from the Rond Point and made it to the Col in record time. But, when I went to put my skis on I found the bindings were miles to big because I’d taken Tony W’s ski and poles. Tony just happens to have the exact same everything but fortunately Henry was coming to the Fornet as well and we could swap. Sorry Tony, normally it’s only real berks who do that sort of thing! In the meantime Jean R led the team down to the Pont de Neige to put on the ‘skin’ and I caught them up. (Gill and Henry made it to the top in about 55 minutes, which is going some and way to quick for me.) Anyway, I was proud of Philip, Henry, Alex, Adam, Jean, and Gill as they skied brilliantly in tougher-than-expected snow and made it look easy with perfect tracks. We then had some excellent snow over the second little Col and some great ambience along the rocks and through little couloirs. Henry and Andreas also had good mornings in the Fornet while Thomas is skiing with Adam’s children. I then took Chris and his sons Joe and Sam for an adventure around the Borsat West from the top. Anyone who knows that route knows it can be a little ‘delicate’ at the best of times and the boys handled it well. Bravo! Ray is still injured and is now doing the school run with Millie and Katie, both drop-off and pick-up. Thanks Ray. The wind picked up and clouds rolled in this afternoon so the 10cm’s of forecasted fresh snow tonight looks like a real possibility.

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