First Col Pers of the season!

23 December 2011

For the first time in what seems like ages we were treated to clear blue skies from dawn to dusk. It was so nice to see again and to look at the scenery, which we’ve missed for quite some time. Andreas, Henry and I decided on a change of pace so we rolled the dice and headed up to the Fornet to see what was on offer. After all the wind we’ve had there was nothing guaranteed but we managed to ’sniff’ out some great skiing. Andreas and I opened with two really good runs in what I’d call skiers-snow (slightly educational) in the Lower Combe du Signal. I know what you’re thinking, when he says ‘educational’ that means rubbish, but it was good enough to circle back around for another run. From there we went upstairs to the Glacier and had a lovely Pays Desert on smooth winded supporting snow, which resembled spring snow before heading over the Col Pers for the first time this season. The Col was a nice mix of winded up top with strips of frisset in the middle section, and surprisingly well protected 10 to 20cm’s of powder down low. It was a really cracking good result! (Henry’s team skied the 3300 before heading over the Col)

Chris and Thomas started up Bellevarde but I’m not too sure what they skied this morning and I didn’t hear where JM was either. Thomas needed to stay close as Nick and Ben had a taxi to catch a noon.

We are forecast 5 to 10cm’s of fresh snow for tomorrow before high pressure moves in for next week, which will make my drive to pick up Gill, Millie and Katie much easier. Log on tomorrow for more news and photos!

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