Winter returned with cold temperatures and chilling wind!

05 March 2010

The forecasted clear blue skies didn’t arrive first thing this morning and we started off in atmospheric clouds but banking on the visibility improving as the morning went on. Chris, TJ and I headed towards the Motte via the Borsat and had a good ski into Tignes. TJ then went up the cable-car to the top while Chris and I had a good run on the Leisse shoulder before we all passed our various ways through the Cairn. TJ and Chris then bussed around to ski an fantastic Sachette while I decided to stay put and skied a lovely Col du Palet, followed by the big slopes on the Balme before finishing with a Familial. Meanwhile Andreas’ team including a couple of interesting Norwegian characters, braved the elements and ‘skinned’ up to the Col des Fours for an excellent ski. Skoal! It was the coldest morning we’ve had for awhile and a few people had a touch of frostbite just when it was starting to feel as if spring was just around the corner. Happy Birthday to Vicky, who skied with TJ this week and me this afternoon. Speaking of TJ, he’s busy making the rounds saying goodbye as he’s off tomorrow morning. TJ’s had a great time and has skied really well, and we all look forward to his return sometime next winter. He promises to get organised early and let me know his dates. Also au revoir until next February to Tony who’s had a great two-weeks. Hopefully we’ll get some decent visibility tomorrow morning before it clouds over again, but as least it shouldn’t be quite so cold. Come on you Hammers!

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