The day started early with Easter Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies!

12 April 2009

The day started early with Easter Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies followed by opening Gill’s birthday presents. Meanwhile, outside it was +4C, grey, windy and it had been raining lightly during the night, but no one arriving at the Gourmandine was really expecting a superb ‘maximum-turn’ morning. After several great days in Tignes it was time to test the new snow up at the Fornet, so Chris and I headed up into the cloudier weather and were rewarded with excellent skiing. Although it was overcast the light was good enough to easily navigate and ski and we covered a huge amount of terrain. My team skied the Pyramide, two in the Grand Vallon, one Combe du Signal, a Combe du 3300, and a Col Pers through the Gorge to finish. Brilliant! The snow varied from 10 to 35cm’s, mostly slightly compressed, but excellent snow for mid-April, and it was lovely to make tracks again. Gill had a birthday ski with Millie, Wils, Rosie and Rob this afternoon while Katie and I toured town. Andreas had the day off and enjoyed a family ski and I forgot to mention that he and Peter skied an excellent Couloir des Pisteurs yesterday to finish. Well done boys! Thanks Radio Will for Gill’s birthday message this morning and besides happy birthday to Gill, also a big happy birthday to Oscar, TJ’s son and my god-son. And thank-you Laura for my most exquisite steak last night, absolutely mouth-watering! The sun is forecast to appear tomorrow morning after another mild night with a minimum re-freeze. Stay tuned as the good skiing should continue!

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