Wow, after a tough day yesterday we savoured a stunning morning today. It was ‘maximum-turns’ of the highest quality!
Andreas was back in action and he, Thomas and I opened with about 4 runs off the Fontaine Froide. The snow was so good there was absolutely no reason to not milk it to death.
Thomas and Andreas went off to ski an excellent Kern while I headed off to open the Tour du Charvet. It was wonderful to have a trackless mountain in front of us. The snow was outstanding and the ambiance and scenery were wonderful. (Thomas and Andreas came after they finished their Kern)
We all had a great run on the Manchet before Andreas and I headed to the Fornet via the Super L. Once at the Fornet they opened the Signal Poma right in front of me. Talk about timing! We dove straight into the Grand Vallon for the first time this season.
The snow in the Vallon wasn’t as good as what we’d been skiing but it was impressive. The entire Grand Vallon bowl, which is vast, has purged itself. That’s great news as the weak layer is gone and without the rain it would be extremely dangerous.
It was a fantastic morning and it’s incredible just how quickly conditions can change. Stay tuned for more news and photos tomorrow.
PS I took 226 photos today. I would have taken more but my camera packed in! I’ve narrowed it down to 30-something as I know everyone wants to see themselves in action.
PPS Well done Doug for choosing the perfect spot to stop and re-group in tricky conditions!