What a stunning week! (Winter for that matter!)

21 February 2013

After a couple of days in the Fornet it was time for a change of scenery so Chris and I headed to Tignes for the first time in ages. We warmed up with some great snow off the Mont Blanc piste while waiting for the Borsat to open and it was a lovely start to the day. From there we climbed up into the Borsat West, which was the easiest I can remember but it’s still impressive and evokes a reaction from most people, especially those who’ve never been up there. Top marks to Dom for carrying his wife’s skis, she owes you Dom! Anyway, once in, the snow was excellent and no one had been across since Andreas was there a few days back so we had plenty of clean snow. Next up was a nice trip near the Rosolin and across the glacier before ‘skinning’ up for 15-minutes to the Little Borsat West, which was fantastic. We then finished off a wonderful morning with some quality ‘bonus’ turns in the Familial. (See photos)

Meanwhile Andreas headed to the Fornet and was thinking about skiing the Point Pers followed by the Glacier Pers or Gros Caval. Nice one! I’m sure they had a terrific morning wherever they ended up, as we’re in a patch of stunning snow combined with brilliant sunshine which we haven’t seen for quite some time. It turns out the gentleman who was involved in the avalanche yesterday was a colleague of Philip’s for about 15-years. Small world!

I finished off a great week of afternoons with some lovely Dutch people, Ron and his daughter Doris. We worked hard on technique but also mixed in some lovely off-piste, and with the sunshine and high quality of snow, it couldn’t have been better. See you next year you two!

I’ll sign off as we’re off for drinks with Viv, Cliff and the clan. Stay tuned!

PS. Thomas has been skiing and boarding all week with Philip’s family and friends and Henry was in action today with a group of Vikings. Thanks Thomas for doing the shop tonight.

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