More compacted snow but great skiing anyway!

29 March 2010

Yesterday’s extravaganza was always going to be a tough act to follow, but we made a pretty good job of it this morning. It warmed up overnight with 0C reported in the village at 8AM, and the question at the Gourmandine was whether to go the Fornet towards the light and stay high or go towards Tignes for a change of scenery. Andreas and Thomas chose Tignes and had excellent skiing in the Borsat, Chardonnet and Sache, while Chris and I headed to the Fornet. We had a good warm-up run off the Laisinant and knew then that the snow wasn’t too damaged by yesterday’s heat or last night’s wind. After a great run on the steep in the Combe du Signal my team skied a very good Combe du 3300 while waiting for the T-Bar to be sorted out, followed by two lovely runs in the Pays Desert before finishing up with the shoulder in the Combe du Signal. Meanwhile, Chris skied the Pays Desert before heading over the Col Pers for an excellent descent to finish his morning. Colin skied his last morning of a superb week and thank goodness his first-day injury wasn’t more serious. Jean Marc went off ‘skinning’ to the Col des Fours and walked up the entire time in the clouds, but was rewarded with the skies clearing in time for his team to enjoy a wonderful ski in the sun. (We all had flattish light until towards the end of the morning) Although the snow today wasn’t as light as yesterday it was still a fantastic morning of skiing. Hopefully the afternoon sun won’t do too much damage as it was forecast to snow this afternoon. Clouds and light snow are forecast for tomorrow morning. Gill is slowly improving and is now able to walk into town and take the kids to school, although she won’t contemplate skiing for awhile yet.

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