04 January 2013

The sun was out in full force this morning and we had another fantastic morning skiing wonderful snow. Chris and I headed towards Tignes and I warmed-up in some lovely snow off the Mont Blanc piste before catching up with Chris for the first Little Lavachet of the season. The meadows were really nice but the steeper slope in the trees was excellent and a sign of what was still to come. No one has skied the Sachette yet this season and Chris’ team were the first ones in to ski stunning snow top-to-bottom. My team came in behind and I let Peter, Chrissy and Clare open the couloir for the first tracks of the season. They skied it brilliantly but there wasn’t enough snow for anyone else so the rest of us continued into the Sachette and skied a beautiful 60-turn pitch at the top before adding to Chris’ tracks in the gully. It was quality all the way down and we finished off with a good Altiport to complete a cracking morning.

Jean Marc was heading to the Col des Fours on his last morning while Andreas was skiing up at the Fornet with the Bamford family. Last I heard Thomas was heading towards the Motte and Henry was off to ‘skin’ to the Crete du Genepy.

Millie and Katie are disappointed that their cousins had to go home this morning. They’ve had such a fantastic time together and we’re looking forward to seeing them again in February, when Wils is going to join one of my morning groups. (They’ll also miss Ray who returned to England a few days ago.) The girls start with the Club des Sports tomorrow, which will be a great experience for them, followed by school on Monday. And Gill is looking forward to her first off-piste morning next Tuesday!

Stay tuned and don’t forget to check Jean and my photos!

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