Great photos Jean in atmospheric conditions!

18 April 2010

After spending 3-days-in-a-row at the Fornet it was time for a change of scenery this morning. The question was whether to head upstairs in search of powder or give in and ski spring snow in the Sachette, but after testing the snow and finding 10cm’s of powder on a smooth base on the shoulder in the Borsat we choose altitude in search of winter snow. The problem was the clouds moving in-and-out giving us everything from flat-light, to a white-out in cloud, to lovely sunshine and everything in between. Still, it was a really good morning skiing mostly powder, but we mixed in some spring slopes as well. After the Borsat Chris and I skied 10cm’s of winter snow on the Rosolin with atmospheric cloud drifting in-and-out, before ‘skinning’ out for ten-minutes. We then skied spring snow off the Leisse en-route to a ten-minute ‘skin’ to a variation off the Borsat West, where staying dead North we skied a lovely pitch with 25cm’s of good powder, which was a cracking result. I then skied spring snow in the bowl off the Fresse before some warm powder in the Jardin de Borsat Nord to finish, while Chris finished with a good Familial. Andreas’ plans went out the window due to poor visibility as he wanted to ski the Couloir 3500 off the Motte. He was heading to the ‘Wall’ last I saw him and I’m not too sure what he skied after that. We’ve had moments with huge flakes falling during the afternoon interspersed with clearer periods, but I think enough snow has fallen already to give us some welcome options tomorrow. It’s forecast to be clear tomorrow with some sunny mornings on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. Yahoo! Unfortunately the eruption has caused havoc with travel arrangements and many clients aren’t able to get here, while Gill, Millie, Katie, Jack (Grandson of John ad Margaret), and many others are all stuck for a few more days at least. Obviously things could be worse but it’s still a pain!

Sports Report- What a great win for Button in the Chinese Grand Prix as well as a shock late victory for Wigan over Arsenal. Just when the Hammers looked to be reeling in a couple of teams above them Bolton and Wigan win massive games. Buggers!

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