+7C at 8AM in the village! Help!

23 April 2010

With grey skies, a temperature of +7C in the village and a Foehn wind blowing, expectations weren’t particularly high at the Gourmandine this morning. It was miserable looking towards the Fornet so Chris and I headed towards the ‘light bulb’ hanging above Tignes and we had a pretty good morning. The pistes were excellent as they had a soft feel as compared to the frozen corrugated surface you normally get first thing in the morning at this time of year, and we skied quite hard and gave ourselves a good work-out. We then skied the Sachette knowing we wouldn’t make it all the way to the bottom before ‘meltdown’ and had great snow all the way before cutting out at the hut. From there it was more piste skiing en route to an early 12:15 lunch at Les Tufs. Thanks Harry! Thomas has organized a get-together with Jean Sports this evening so I’m off in 5-minutes. We should get a minimal freeze tonight with some sunshine tomorrow morning, which is good news after today.

PS. Millie and Katie started school again today back in England.

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