18 December 2012

At least another 20cm’s of snow fell overnight and I swear it snowed that much again during the morning, and by noon it was deep, deep, deep! In fact, the avalanche risk went from 3 to 4 above 2200m during the morning, which is no surprise with the amount of snow coming down.

As for the skiing, it was another wonderful day in what can only be described as a truly stunning winter wonderland. There were face shots everywhere from the Fornet, to Solaise and the Arcelle, Bellevarde and the trees at La Daille. I was skiing with the Lambert and the Cook families, but unfortunately Robert injured his knee yesterday skiing in the trees below Les Arcs and won’t be able to ski anymore this holiday. Bummer Robert and we hope it‘s not too serious! Sophie (14) and Justine (15) are skiing up a storm and doing Mum’s and Dad’s proud! Thomas and Chris are taking care of Tom’s friend’s and family, who are new to off-piste, and they all had a great time. Oli and JM are skiing with their touring pals while Andreas skied with James, Michael, Sylvie, Jeremy, Chrissy and Duncan this morning. Henry’s on board on Thursday but only if Ginnie isn’t in labour, but Henry is cutting it a bit fine to say the least!

Unfortunately the wind picked up this afternoon, which isn’t good for the snow quality or for avalanche risk, and the connecting lifts to Tignes shut down stranding hundreds of Tignes-dwellers on our side of the mountain. There was a massive queue of people desperately trying to get back home and I can only imagine the stampede that was about to occur when a bus with a capacity for 80 pulled up in front of 300 or more people. Ugly!

The last forecast I saw was for sun tomorrow followed by more snowy weather moving in.

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