A much tougher morning

24 December 2009

The wind was fierce yesterday afternoon and it blew well into the night, damaging the snow throughout. Thankfully we had some good light first thing this morning and enjoyed some pretty good skiing considering. We had some very acceptable snow off the Fontaine Froide and then a nice ski in the Lower Borsat. Then the wind started to pick up while the visibility deteriorated and suddenly the morning became tougher. We skied a decent Combe des Lanches and then Olivier, Jean Marc and Thomas headed up to the Chardonnet, while Henry, Chris and I galloped back towards the stables. It was so windy on the Tufs Chair that my hat blew off and disappeared forever, but it was much cheaper than Gideon losing his helmet a week or so ago. We then opted to protect ourselves and ski the piste down giving the Familial miss. It was a fairly good morning for a day that was always going to be difficult and we’ll all look forward to easier conditions soon. As for the forecast, the rain/snow limit is at 2300m tonight and dropping to 1500m tomorrow morning, with winds decreasing to between 15 and 20kph from the west. Fingers crossed for tomorrow and Bonne Noel!

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