Stinker? Not a chance!

21 March 2010

It was raining fairly hard in the village this morning but credit to all our clients, everyone showed up ready to go and hoping for the best. Chris and I were the only ones in action again today and we headed to the Pissaillas Glacier via the bus, cable-car and bubbles to avoid getting wet. We arrived to 10 to 15cm’s of fresh snow with decent visibility and started with three runs of 65-turns off the T-Bar before cutting a track into the Pays Desert. The light was very flat heading in and we needed to feel our way down until we cut through the little passage in the rocks and from there down the visibility was much improved. After a second trip in the Pays Desert my team made our way down for a 12:30 finish while Chris went up for another run on the T-Bar. All in all it was an excellent morning, especially when it all started out so bleak. Olivier has arrived in town after cancelling his Haute Route trip because of dangerous conditions and will tour around here instead. It will be nice to see him as we haven’t had his company since Christmas. It may cheer up a little weather-wise for tomorrow but we could use a cold night to help stabilise the snow pack. (No photos today as Jean had the morning off)

PS I forgot to mention the Jonathan left today after one of his best ski holidays ever. He stopped by Joy and Al’s to say goodbye this morning singing, “The rain in Val falls mainly on Joy and Al”. Al was pleased to get the last laugh with an excellent morning skiing fresh snow!

Sports Report- Well, no miracle for the Hammers, especially after missing the penalty. Jean R will have enjoyed his Rugby-feast yesterday and the French, Scots, and Welsh will all have been celebrating. It was a great finish to the Six Nations for the Scots who were low after losing to Italy but came back to draw with England and beat the Irish. Well done TJ and Ian!

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