Good skiing on a day of transition!

19 January 2012

It was a transition day while we await some fresh snow and this morning started off grey with flat-light, and you knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Chris and I started on the Kern, which is pretty smooth with nice chalky snow and being an impressive slope it was a good ski. From there we followed the best of the light and skied the Little Lavachet where the snow improved the lower we skied so we ended up leaving some good tracks to the bottom before ‘skinning’ back out. By this time it was starting to clear back towards Val d’Isere so we headed back that way and skied the Familial followed by another Kern in the sunshine. We then skied the Face du Bellevarde piste to drop Peter off at his hotel and I must say that the Face piste, as well as the piste down Solaise, are in the best condition they’ve been in for years because there is enough natural snow in the mix that the artificial snow isn’t much of a factor. Anyway, for a tough morning we made the most of it and kept ourselves in the best visibility possible with some pretty decent snow. I’m not too sure what Henry skied with Wynne and Barbara but he was planning on an easier day as he’s been working them quite hard in preparation for their upcoming tour. (Thomas and Andreas had the morning off) Jean didn’t ski this morning so today’s photos are on my link.

Fingers crossed for some snow tonight and hopefully the snow will fall without too much wind, which unfortunately is also forecast.

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