A set of tracks for David!

10 January 2011

It snowed 15cm’s or so overnight and although it was a little overcast to start with, the clouds dispersed and we had great visibility most of the morning. Chris, Andreas and I all headed to the Fornet and had some great skiing. We needed to pick our spots to avoid old track underneath but we ‘sniffed’ out some excellent pitches. We all skied a very good Combe du 3300 from the top of the T-Bar followed by an even better Pays Desert. My team went out a little further and ‘skinned’ up for five-minutes to access the big slopes at the bottom before ‘skinning’ back out for another five-minutes. The snow was wonderful and well worth the two little walks. Meanwhile Chris and Andreas went over the Col for a Col Pers and Chris’s American guests were well impressed, as was Ian who was spending the day with Andreas. (It was great for Chris and I to have Suzanne and Gill along for their first off-piste mornings of the season)

I’d gone to the Fornet today wanting to ski the Combe du Signal for the first time since David’s accident. It was closed first-thing so at the end of the morning we circled back around and skied it in brilliant sunshine, and the team of Gideon, Derek, Paul, Jean, and Gill laid David a perfect set of ‘Alpine’ tracks. It was very emotional as we stopped where Chrissy and David were found and surveyed the scene.

I’m not too sure about the weather but more of the same would go down nicely.

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