What a Col Pers!

02 January 2013

Ten to fifteen centimetres fell overnight and although it was overcast first thing it was forecast to clear during the morning. Chris, JM and I headed up to the Fornet and Chris and I decided to dive over the Col Pers immediately to guarantee first tracks. The entrance was relatively easy, especially compared to last season, and the visibility down to the Grand Torsai was pretty good, and we profited with some great skiing. We ’skinned’ up to the grand Torsai to take a higher line and we ended up in a white-out, which turned it into an adventurous morning to say the least. We worked our way down and the snow was excellent, which made it much more comfortable and everyone did the business. Well done to everyone! Once down we headed to Bellevarde to finish off with a lovely Altiport. (I’m not too sure what Jean Marc ended up skiing.)

Thomas and Andreas headed towards Tignes and skied the Borsat, Chardonnet and may have skied the Sache and Familial. Andreas was speaking Swedish all morning as he was skiing with Karin’s team.

Gill and I had a cracking afternoon taking Millie and Katie powder skiing with their cousins Wils and Rosie and their Uncle Rob. (See photos) The girls are having such a brilliant time and love having their cousins here. I must run now as I’m cooking a leg-of-lamb with roast potatoes, carrots, onions and some lovely lentils. I’d better get the wine breathing!

Last night’s torchlight parade was as easy as it gets and Jeremy came along and thoroughly enjoy himself. He was also pleased with Southampton’s point against the Gooners. (Not to mention my blissful three-points) And welcome back Chrissy who skied for the first time in 9 days following an nasty chest infection.

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