Mostly spring with a great pitch of powder!

15 April 2013

We had a warm night with a very light freeze, and because we’ve only had a day of real heat the transformation isn’t yet deep enough for the spring slopes to set up properly. There was still some excellent spring snow to be skied, but it will get better over the next few days with more heat and if we start to get some colder temperatures during the night. With that said, Thomas, Chris and I started with great spring snow around the top of Bellevarde, the meadows from the Borsat to the Grand Pre, and the Fontaine Froide before skiing the Face du Bellevarde en-route to the Fornet. We skied some lovely snow off the Laisinant before a great pitch in the Combe du Signal on the cornice by Henry’s Gulley. We then met up with Jean Marc who was coming out of the Pays Desert and we all headed over the Col for a combination of powder and spring snow. (See photos) It’s great to have JM back and he’s here for the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, Andreas headed towards Tignes and enjoyed some great skiing off Tommeuses, the Motte and the Genepy.

I risked a Belgian beer with the two Nina’s, Blue and Ian at the Brussells and I must say the first one went down a treat so I had a second! (Halves mind you) It’s absolutely baking this afternoon and after a winter of flat-light but wonderful powder, spring seems to have arrived with a bang. Fingers crossed for a good re-freeze and we’ll really be in business, but another mild night is forecast.

Thanks for the footie yesterday Geoff, what a match! And thanks also to Catherine and Patrick for drinks last night.

Millie has the gastro and unfortunately missed her first day back at school in England. She is on the mend and should be able to join Katie at school tomorrow. Have fun girls!

And well done Adam Scott for winning the Masters. It must have tasted extra sweet after his collapse at the Open when he was winning by four strokes with four to play.

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