After a really good re-freeze it was game-on.....

09 April 2009

After a really good re-freeze it was game-on and all the boys showed their teams a cracking good ski. Chris, Andreas and Thomas ‘skinned’ to the Crete du Genepy and had superb snow before continuing on with the ‘classic’ Val d’Isere spring tour. Well done boys! The cold night with clear skies today will have been fantastic news for Jean Marc as he’s day-two into his four-day tour. I had a bit of a ‘funky’ start today with a very atmospheric Kern, way out skiers-left above the cliffs with a great views and impressive exposure. From there we skied ‘Adrian’s Couloir’ on the Lavachet, followed by the big face on the Aiguille Percee, the Sachette, and the Familial to finish. I watched an ESF group ski by this morning with, get this, 18 children in the group. I double-checked to see if there was another instructor at the back but the leader was solo and had his hands full. Ray skied his 100th day with me this season, well done Ray. And thank you very much Joe for the fabulous piece of venison you gave us, it was fantastic. Thanks also to David and Chrissy for Gladiator, really looking forward to it. I didn’t get home until 5:45PM after a huge ski with Millie, her cousin Wil, J and M’s grand-daughter Natasha and son Anthony, and Rob and Rosie. It was really great fun while Gill took Katie out for a big ski as well. The forecast is ’iffy’ with a minimum freeze, strong foehn winds and potential cloud cover as well. Wish us luck and stay tuned for more news tomorrow!

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