Another cracker after a shaky start!

17 April 2010

It was a funny start to the morning, meaning I wasn’t sure which way to go and when I finally decided on the Fornet, I almost turned around after arriving at the Col to see huge clouds on the horizon. I chose the Fornet because it was snowing lightly yesterday at noon and looked socked-in all afternoon so the hope was that a few centimetres of snow fell. (Also because the Glacier Pers has been superb that past couple of days) We started off with a pretty good Pays Desert with 5 to 10cm’s on top of a supporting base on the upper section, followed by a mix of spring snow and a few soft-snow turns as well. The light was flattish until the final big slope above the poma, and surprise, surprise, everyone perked up immediately when the sun poked through. (Meanwhile Chris and Thomas were skiing in the sun in Tignes so seeing the sun made me feel better and stop worrying about going the wrong way!) From there we went over the Col and ‘skinned’ up the Glacier Pers for about 20 to 25 minutes in sunshine, and again it was excellent skiing. There has been some wind that’s rearranged the surface but it was still good top-to-bottom, with the bottom-half being improved by the fresh snow and wind. Chris had a lovely ski in the Sachette with Maeve and Adrian, while Thomas finished his two-weeks with the Parker family. Gill made it skiing again this afternoon with Millie and Katie as we’re trying to make the most of the travel disruptions as the girls are here until at least Wednesday. A grey day is forecast for tomorrow but the past two-days have been much better than predicted so we’ll wait and see and hope for the best.

A big Happy Birthday to Richard H and we’re sorry he’s not here to celebrate.

Sports Report- It could have been better for the Hammers today, but it could have been much worse. Fortunately Burnley lost but Hull drew against Birmingham when I was hoping for a Birmingham win. Wolves picked up a good point and Bolton saved themselves with two late goals against Stoke. The big news of course is Man U’s winner at the death against City and as I write Tottenham are leading Chelsea 1-0 and a Spurs win would certainly get United fans believing again. You’ve got to love the Premiership!

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