A relaxing morning in the sun!

26 April 2012

A Foehn wind was blowing a gale during the night but fortunately it died down enough to allow us another excellent morning on the Pissailles Glacier. And for the first time in what seems ages we had a sunny day from start to finish, and believe me it was well appreciated. My team skied two great runs out in the Pays Desert with a ten-minute ‘skin’ each time to access the main slopes at the bottom while Chris’ team skied three runs without ‘skinning’. Today was the first day for awhile where the snow really started to heat up so it will be interesting tomorrow to see what strategy we’ll adopt, whether it’s high and north in search of powder or down low on the sunny slopes looking for ‘spring’.

Meanwhile Andreas and Henry started their ‘intro’ tour today with a warm-up and equipment check around the Pissailles. They’ll stay in town tonight before heading off for two nights in a refuge tomorrow. Good luck boys!

Sports Report- It was another fantastic evening for football fans last night as Bayern knocked out Real Madrid in front of a full-house in Spain, setting up a final showdown with Chelsea in a few weeks time. The final will be played in Munich, which will favour the German side but it should be a great match. Bummer about Henry’s Boston Bruins losing game 7 to Washington, 2-1 in Overtime.

Stay tuned for more news tomorrow and please don’t forget to sponsor Dave S on his 1000-mile bike ride. (Log onto the News Page for details)

PS It’s going to be a tricky one tomorrow as we won’t be getting a refreeze, which rules out spring snow. Fingers crossed that we can ‘sniff’ something out!

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