What a surprise

08 December 2009

It started snowing lightly around 6:30AM and I could hear the wind howling outside my window. My first thought was a potentially tough morning, so much so that I phone Margaret and gave her the option of staying home. Anyway, by the time we arrived at the summit of Bellevarde the sun was breaking through and before too long we had clear sunny skies for the rest of the day. Oli and JM spent an excellent day up at the Fornet, mostly on the Glacier, then finished around Solaise. (They ski all-day with the Ski Club). Andreas, Pietro and I opted for Tignes but never arrived as we spent most of our time around Bellevarde, the Borsat and the Familial. The little snow that did fall made a big difference and covered over yesterday’s wet snow very nicely, and on lee slopes there was 20 to 30cm’s accumulation in places. There was enough snow in places for some decent sized plaques to pop out and one could get in trouble if one tried hard enough. It was another really good morning with the bonus of unexpected sunshine, which always brightens the spirits when flat-light looks likely. Sunshine is forecast again tomorrow with North-Easterly winds up to 40kph.

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