We had tougher conditions to deal with today

10 April 2008

We had tougher conditions to deal with today as only a couple of centimetres fell last night, it was extremely warm with the re-freeze level half-way up the mountain, and the skies were overcast for the most part. Fortunately enough light got through to give us decent visibility and even though conditions weren’t as easy or as good as we’ve enjoyed lately the skiing, although ‘educational’ at times, was pretty jolly good. After a difficult Combe du Signal to test conditions we skied two good runs in the Pays Desert with 5 to 10 cm’s up top before skiing more spring-like snow at the bottom. We then had an excellent Col Pers with good warm powder all the way down and a fairly easy exit at the bottom. It was ‘skiers’ snow for most of the morning but considering the lack of freeze and the warmth of the day, it was good skiing. TJ made his comeback off-piste today and kept his initiation group up high on the Pays Desert to avoid any ‘tricky-ness’ and he was pleased with how his knee reacted to today’s conditions. Well done TJ and welcome back! It was Jean R’s last morning of the season today as he notched up 74 days with ‘alpine’ this season. Jean now moves on to a summer/fall of scuba-diving and golf, nice life Jean! The forecast is for rain tomorrow morning to between 2000 and 2400 metres before turning colder with the snow/rain limit dropping back to 1200 metres.

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