Less adventure but wonderful skiing!

15 December 2011

It snowed another 20cm’s overnight and continued to snow during the morning, and surprisingly the lifts opened bang on time. Because of wind at altitude we had a limited choice of lifts but it was enough to give us a fabulous morning of skiing. Solaise opened first so we all headed straight up to take advantage of 15+cm’s on a perfectly groomed base and everyone was grinning ear-to-ear. When we arrived at the bottom they closed both the Solaise Express and the Olympique due to wind so Chris and I skied our groups past Bananas and down the road to the bus stop in front of the cinema. Chris and his group were hassled by the police as skiing in town is a no-no, but they avoided arrest and met us at the bus stop. We arrived at La Daille and went straight up the Funival and had a great run top-to-bottom on piste with fresh snow on top. Andreas, Thomas, Oli, and perhaps Henry all arrived from Solaise and we continued to have lovely skiing all morning long with a mix of off-piste on piste with some off-piste close to and between the pistes. It was a superb morning and a bonus really because when they shut the lifts after our first run it looked as if it was going to be a short morning but everyone skied until at least 1 o’clock.

The really big snow is forecast for the next 36 to 48 hours and we will probably have some down-time over the next couple of days. By tomorrow we’ll surpass last season’s total snowfall with more to come. Hallelujah!

It’s lovely sitting here in my warm and cosy apartment after a satisfying morning watching and listening to the storm brewing outside. I’m going to relax for an hour then get stuck into some painting as Gill, Millie and Katie will be arriving on the 26th and time will go quickly now and I want to finish things off.

Suzanne and Laura’s journeys are going well and Chrissy arrives this evening. Stay tuned for more news tomorrow.

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