Yesterday's stinker is a distant memory!

09 April 2010

We rebounded from yesterday’s ‘stinker’ with an absolute stunner this morning! There was a good freeze overnight followed by beautiful blue skies and the all-important sun to soften the spring slopes and give us a perfect texture. I didn’t make up my mind until the top of the Borsat and decided to head Tignes-way with Chris via a lovely run in the bowl off the Fresse. I then caught up with Chris for the big face to the left from the chairlift to the Aiguille Percee, which is an impressive slope, especially for Chris’ young Jack who has only been skiing six-weeks. Bravo Jack! (Along with Joe and Keith) We followed that up with an excellent top-to-bottom Sachette, then some bonus turns in the bowl off the Aiguille Rouge and a funky Familial to finish off a great morning and Michael R’s last ski of his season. Andreas ’skinned’ to Mont Roup for some fantastic skiing, while Henry and Thomas skied ’classic’ spring around Bellevarde, the Borsat/Charvet, and Manchet. Jean Marc and Peter C started off at 5:30AM to ’skin’ to the summit of the Tsanteleina, which is a massive undertaking. Well done boys on a great job! (JM now returns to the Pyrenees to rest up for some more touring adventures later in the spring, so log-on to the touring link and have a look) Another good freeze is on the cards for tonight followed by a lovely day again tomorrow.

Sad News- Dave Carr phoned last night with the news of JD’s death from prostate cancer. JD was a much loved Val d’Isere faithful who spent many seasons here while working on the rigs, then later on returned for all his holidays with his wife Sarah and daughter Florence. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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