Thank-you Jonathan for Gill's great ski!

20 April 2010

For the first time since March 19th Gill was able to have a morning off-piste, and after such a long time without skiing she thoroughly enjoyed herself. Thanks ever so much to Jonathan who gave up his morning to take care of the girls and give Gill the chance to ski. He did a cracking good job and the girls took him to the farm to see the animals and Jonathan thought the pigs looked particularly delicious! As for the skiing today Chris and I headed to Tignes for a change of scenery and had a lovely morning of spring snow. I started off with excellent snow in the bowl off the Fresse while waiting for Tommeuses to open then skied piste into Tignes. We then skied under the big face on the Aiguille Percee before joining Chris for a great Sachette. The top section was good powder followed by perfect spring lower down, and we were the only ones in sight. Hats off to Chris’ team who all pooled together and drove down due to the cancelled flights. Well done Mick D, Gron and Myfwanny, Graeme B, Damon and Heather and Blue as well from my group for your efforts! Meanwhile, Andreas skied up at the Fornet and after a good Pays Desert had a fantastic Col Pers to finish, with powder up top followed by spring snow down below. It was Jean R’s last day of a stunning season and I, and everyone else will miss his company very much. He’s a great asset socially and knows the score as far as the potential of each day, taking each day as it comes and appreciating the tough days as well. We’ll also miss his photos, which are getting better and better as he does a great job capturing what each morning is about, both snow-wise and ambience-wise. Merci and bravo Jean! I took the girls out for their last ski of the season as they’re either flying tomorrow night or taking the car and driving Thursday morning. (If there is anyone in town who’d like to share the journey back let us know) It rained/snowed lightly off-and-on this afternoon so we should have a little fresh snow up high, and sunshine is forecast again for tomorrow morning.

PS. Great last photo Jean!

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