Spirits are on the rise!

09 March 2013

It was a little brighter this morning and with a little fresh snow it was a nice change after a fairly tough week. It was Seb’s last day, Mary and Jamie’s first, and Gill managed her first off-piste ski for a week thanks to her Mum, and we headed up to the Fornet for a great morning. We warmed-up off the Laisinant Express before diving into the Grand Vallon for a cracking run in solitude. From there we had an equally good run in the Combe du Signal before heading upstairs to join TJ on the Glacier, where we had a nice Pays Desert with a 5-minute ‘skin’, followed by the Col Pers. It was a fantastic finish to Seb’s week and Mary and Jamie thoroughly enjoyed their ski as well. The Grand Torsai made for interesting viewing as the plaque that popped out a couple of days ago was enormous and a reminder to leave the slopes in the lee alone after those ferocious Foehn and east winds.

Andreas headed to Tignes and skied the Chardonnet and Sache with Ian, and his new American client Robert, who said it was the best day skiing he’s ever had. Robert loved everything and it sounds like he’ll be back! Thomas had a private on piste while Chris is a sick boy and had to cancel. He’s back on antibiotics and won’t be able to ski tomorrow either. Get well soon Chris!

I took the girls swimming this afternoon while Nana had a rest after entertaining them all morning, and they’re now down roller-skating in their pal Anna’s couloir before our dinner party tonight with Doctor Laura and TJ. Hopefully they won’t fall asleep in their food!

Andreas, Chris and I went to the memorial service for Olivier and Caroline who were tragically killed in the avalanche in the Lavachet last Wednesday. It was well attended by friends, family and local off-piste professionals, who always rally around during these difficult times.

I must sign off as I’m on salad duties. A little sunshine is forecast for tomorrow, yahoo!

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