Rain in the village, snow upstairs!

31 January 2013

I rejoiced last night around 9:30 when looking outside to see a steady rain falling because it meant snow at altitude and an improvement in conditions. After skiing in Tignes yesterday Andreas, Chris and I all headed to the Fornet to find some excellent skiing. My team started off with a great run on the piste with a lovely cushion of fresh snow, followed by a good run in the Combe du Signal from the Pyramid. From there we were first into the Combe 3300 for an excellent run before diving over the Col for first tracks to the bottom and good snow all the way. We then finished up with another in the lower Combe du Signal before skiing a nice run off the Mattis. Chris and Andreas skied similar runs with Andreas skiing one in the Grand Vallon before heading upstairs. It was a great morning with a nice mix of good snow, beautiful scenery and brilliant sunshine. Not bad! (Thomas was skiing with a family in Tignes for their initiation and he also did a beep search with them.)

I skied this afternoon with Adam and his son Tom again and although the skies clouded over and the wind started to blow we had a great afternoon skiing off the Verte, lower Borsat, Wayne’s Shoulder, Cairn and finishing with some Brico-Val on the way home. Well done boys and I look forward to seeing you both again later in the winter.

Our sunshine is finished for the moment but 30cm’s of snow is forecast for tomorrow and we can hardly complain about that!

After the Hammers result last night I won’t bother with a Sports Report!

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