That may just have been the best day of the season and for several people in the group perhaps their best day skiing ever! There were several factors making for such a stunning morning and part of it was unexpected sunshine as well as much deeper snow than anticipated. Radio Val announced 15cm’s of fresh snow overnight but in places it was more between 30 and 40 and without any wind to speak of last night the snow quality was outstanding. Another factor was the variation in slopes that we skied starting with an outrageously good Fontaine Froide onto the Epaule du Charvet, followed by the Tour du Charvet via TJ’s Shoulder, a two-stop belter down the guts of the Arcelle, a funky run in the Cugnai, and excellent run down the Super L, a lovely Lower Combe du Signal and a fantastic Col Pers to finish. It was so good we skied until 2 o’clock and it was truly a wonderful morning.
Chris had a two-hour introduction to off-piste private with Tomi from Finland and he and Tomi skied until 2 o’clock as well. Bravo Chris! Tomi is a Michelin Star chef in Helsinki and a cracking good skier as well. Thomas was in action as well and he and Ian had a great morning. I ran into Henry’s group who are starting tomorrow and they said they were having a warm-up day. I said, “you’ve got to be kidding! Do you know how many people miss the best day of the season warming up?” Sandy will never have another warm-up day as a couple of years ago we talked her out of her warm up and she was duly rewarded with the stunning day and she now warms-up wherever Chris takes her. You’ve got to be in it to win it!
I’m a happy boy after a rare and much needed Hammers win yesterday and it was a pretty good day for the bottom-of-the-table teams who did extremely well. And what a win for Watford, they were brilliant against Liverpool and thoroughly deserved their three points. (Bad news for the Hammers however!)
It’s 4:45 and I’m just finishing the blog after taking too many photos. Fortunately half of them were out of focus or I’d still be at it. I’m off to the Danois at 5:45 to stay goodbye to my team and hello to Adrian and Ian. Stay tuned!
PS And it’s snowing!!!
PPS Pietro had a brilliant morning today and a fabulous week but sadly left this afternoon and is all ready looking forward to his next trip!