Brilliant until noon!

20 March 2010

Our wonderful run of beautiful weather finally came to an end today. We awoke to grey skies and drizzle but there was a few centimetres upstairs and pretty decent light as the sun popped in-and-out during the morning and we enjoyed a really good ski. Chris and I were the only ones on the mountain today and knowing that yesterday’s terrain would work well again today, we headed to the Motte via another good Borsat. From the top of the glacier we worked our way down to the Rosolin where we had a 100-plus-turn shot before ‘skinning’ out to the Tour du Balme. The steep pitch on the tongue of the Glacier was excellent, as was the Combe leading to the big face, and the big slope was even better. From there we returned to the top and had another good ski across the Glacier to the ‘Wall’, which was also good, but from there the snow became really sticky forcing us to cut back to the piste and skied piste back home. Ironically it was the sunshine hitting the fresh snow that spoilt our ski but iOur wonderful run of beautiful weather came to an end today. We awoke to grey skies and drizzle but there was a few centimetres upstairs and pretty decent light as the sun popped in-and-out during the morning and we enjoyed a really good ski. Chris and I were the only ones on the mountain today and knowing that yesterday’s terrain would work well again today, we headed to the Motte via another good Borsat. From the top of the glacier we worked our way down to the Rosolin where we had a 100-plus-turn shot before ‘skinning’ out to the Tour du Balme. The steep pitch on the tongue of the Glacier was excellent, as was the Combe leading to the big face, and the big slope was even better. From there we returned to the top and had another good ski across the Glacier to the ‘Wall’, which was also good, but from there the snow became really sticky forcing us to cut back to the piste and skied piste back home. It was great skiing until about noon so we felt we’d made the best of the day, which wasn’t looking too inspiring at the Gourmandine. More rain and snow is forecast for tomorrow so stay tuned as a fresh canvas is on the cards! (I’m hoping for a miracle against the Gunners tonight, as are all Chelsea and Man U fans!)

PS. Bye to Phil who had a great six days.

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