Happy Birthday Matt!

26 April 2011

It snowed a centimetre or two overnight and we had decent freeze so it was another fantastic morning of perfect spring snow. The fresh dusting of new snow gave the spring surface a nice feel, even first thing without the sun and I took my team of Claire C and her children Tara and Rory, Chris E with his off-spring Rachael and birthday-boy Matt, who is 23-years-young today, and Penny up to the Fornet. We skied a wonderful Pays Desert with two initiation ‘skins’ for Rory, Tara and Rachael, followed by a great trip over the Col Pers, then a cracking good run down Millie’s route in the Grand Vallon for a 1:30 finish. (People are rather impressed by your route Millie!) Everybody skied brilliantly, behaved in the steep, and walked well. Bravo team!

Meanwhile Chris took his group of Myfanwy (thanks for the spelling correction Ray!) Gron, Benoit and Janet up to the Glacier Pers. Janet counted the steps and it took 1,931 to reach the top! They had terrific snow top-to-bottom and arrived nicely for the 12:45 bus back to the Fornet cable-car. (Henry started around the Jardin du Borsat before joining us at the Fornet.)

It looks as if the weather held for Peter and Andreas’ trip up Mont Blanc. We haven’t yet heard from them but they should be down by now and I’ll give you a report when I’ve some details.

Millie and Katie started school back in England today so hopefully they’ve had a great time getting back with their English friends. It’s a good re-start for them starting on Tuesday and having Friday off for the Royal Wedding, followed by Monday off as well. Sounds like a typical Canadian workweek to me!

Hopefully the weather pattern will continue because it’s been absolutely perfect!

PS Thanks for a great meal last night Jannie.

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