Some lovely chalky souffle!

10 February 2011

As the wonderful beach weather continues I decided to head towards the Motte for a change of pace and scenery, and we had a pretty good ski. We started with the North Face of the Borsat from the top and it was excellent with surprisingly smooth chalky snow. From there we headed up the Motte cable-car and had some more good souffle on the Leisse before ‘skinning’ 25-minutes to the Little Borsat West, where the first two pitches were good before running into under lying old tracks at the bottom. (I can’t complain too much as the old tracks are Alpine tracks from days gone by). We finished off with a steep pitch leading into the Familial to top off a jolly good ski.

Meanwhile, TJ skied the Glacier Pers with an intro-to-touring group and I’m sure they had a great trip and Chris finished a really good week with Tejina.

During my action packed day yesterday, I forgot to mention Jean’s near miss. He just avoided being taken out by a helmeted German (quite a solid looking one at that) who was skiing too quickly down the bottom of the Grand Torsai. It was Jean’s last run for three weeks and if you remember, Jean dislocated his shoulder last season on the last run before his mid-winter break, when he was two hundred metres from the piste. Needless to say Jean was all smiles at the bottom!

Gill had a good piste bash with Laura this morning before we all went up with Mel to watch Katie’s cross-country skiing. It’s fantastic watching the children enjoying themselves and the Club des Sports have it very well organised and make it really fun and interesting for them.

Rumour has it we may see a few flakes next Monday and Tuesday, but we’ll wait and see.

PS. I sent Jean a couple of photos from today. Merci Jean!

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