A cracking good Glacier Suspendu!

12 January 2012

It was incredibly warm today and Chris and I decided to give the Glacier Suspendu (Terre Rouge) a go so we skied at high speed over to Tignes and had our skins on by 10:05, which was pretty good going. Unfortunately Chris’ team struggled and Chris turned back about half-way up but managed a really good ski anyway. My team of Peter B, Stephen, Kaye, James, Dawn and Gill continued on and we made good time and had a fantastic ski top-to-bottom. (I’ll post some photos as Jean had the day off) Meanwhile Henry was skiing with Dave H’s team and they skied a cracking good Sachette. They were the first in since the storm, which always adds to the ambience, and it was Dave’s first day skiing in 14-months as he had a bad leg-break last December. Welcome back Dave! Thomas took his team down to Ste Foy to ski down to the Pigettes in the morning and the Col du Granier in the afternoon. Good effort Thomas! Andreas was skiing with the Robertson family in the Sache and Familial and then skied with their son Jack in the afternoon, taking the Chardonnet from the top couloir. Bravo Jack!

I skied with Mark, who I haven’t seen since 1992 so we had some catching up to do, and his two pals Jonathan and James. We skied a mix of fast piste along with the big North Face on the Balme and the Cairn. It was a great afternoon and hopefully the boys will get themselves some off-piste skis and come back and visit us soon. (They did well on their slalom skis however)

Some high cloud appeared this afternoon but hopefully it will be gone by morning as clear skies are forecast until al least next Wednesday. We all enjoy the sunshine but a fresh canvas would be welcome anytime now.

Derek’s lovely three-bedroom apartment is available from the March 4th to March 30th. If anyone is interested get in touch and I’ll let Derek know.

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