A fantastic day in Tignes!

23 March 2012

The wind died down overnight and with a good freeze it was game on for a wonderful day. After spending 4-straight mornings in the Fornet is was time to head for Tignes and we had a cracking ski. I warmed-up with some nice powder off the Mont Blanc before skiing piste into Tignes with Andreas where we both skied a brilliant Sachette in a mix of powder up top and perfect spring down below. We then skied some good spring snow of the Aiguille Rouge chair then beside the first par-avalanche before cutting out. For the final run we skied some spring snow in the top of the Familial, followed by some warm powder around the alti-port before finishing off with spring snow at the bottom. Brilliant really!

Meanwhile Henry was entertaining his Danes skiing spring snow around the Glattier and par-avalanche and the skiing some winter snow this afternoon off the Rosolin. Henry’s skied with them for two full days and has done a great job with them. Well done Henry! Chris was in Italy with Tejina and Claire today, Thomas had some lovely skiing at the Fornet and I’m not too sure what Olivier skied today. He’s off back home this evening and it was great to see him this week.

I had another excellent afternoon with Tim as we skied the Campanules three times on spring snow, followed by powder in the Jardin du Borsat North and a little dabble in the Spatule to finish. Bravo Tim!

Gill is doing a kid’s supper at the moment so I’m writing from Chez-Ray’s next door. There’s Millie and Harry J, Anna, Christian and of course my little angles! Great effort Gill!

It looks as if the sun will shine for the next week but the skiing is still fantastic and will get by until the next snowfall. If you’re coming to town don’t forget your sun cream!

PS I forgot to mention Fiona’s ‘skier of the day’ award. She skied brilliantly and on one steep pitch I’ve never see her ski so patiently and controlled. Seriously well done Fiona! And Kari made great strides and adapted beautifully when asked to side-slip more in the steep. Well done!

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