A bonus ski for Gill!

25 March 2012

The clocks went ahead an hour last night and the morning seemed to arrive oh-so-quickly. The resort was deserted first thing and there was a definite nip in the air. There was a good freeze last night and we still have enough of a breeze blowing to slow down the melt process, so combined with the time change this cowboy wasn’t interested in spring snow as the main event this morning. We skied some nice powder off the Mont Blanc to warm-up and Jonathan immediately said, “That was 30 more powder turns than I was expecting this week!” (It’s always nice to have Jonathan’s positive attitude in the group) From there we skied piste to the Funicular and headed up the Motte en-route to the Rosolin. The Rosolin is starting to ‘stiffen’ up in places, which is a shame because with this week’s forecast it would have been a good winter-snow option, but we did get some good pitches. After ‘skinning’ out and skiing across the glacier we then skied piste before cutting off for the Borsat West, which gave us an excellent pitch in good powder. By now it was almost noon so we skied some good spring snow under the Fresse before finishing off a great morning in the Familial.

Meanwhile, Chris, Tilly, Steven and Suzanne skied a fantastic Sachette before heading back in time to get Tilly off to the airport. Thomas skied some terrific powder under the Sana as he returned from an overnight stay in the Femma with the Danes who Henry entertained on Thursday and Friday. Bravo and tres bien fait Thomas!

Thanks to Pat Woo for a lovely drinks party last night. We all had a great time and the girls really enjoyed meeting Bella. Amongst the guests were Henry, Ginnie and their beautiful daughter Katrina, and I must say she is a stunning little creature with fabulous character and a wonderful smile. (And I know a thing or two about wonderful babies) Henry is a very proud Daddy and rightfully so!

Thank you also to Kiera for taking care of Millie and Katie this morning so Gill could enjoy a bonus ski. Thanks Kiera!

PS Andreas had a great family day topped off with an ice skating session at La Rosiere.

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