We weren’t expecting too much forecast-wise this morning but we profited hugely from unexpected blue skies to start the morning. Clouds rolled in around noon and the light flattened considerably but by this time we’d already won the morning and everyone was extremely satisfied.
For the first time in ages I headed up to the Fornet and it was great to be up there again. There was some wind-compressed snow about, which had an ‘educational’ feel to it, but there was some wonderful snow as well. We warmed-up under the Pyramid Chair before skiing the Grand Vallon, followed by three runs in the Combe du Signal, and then another three runs in the Grand Vallon, which adds up to a lot of turns and a pretty big ski.
It was Sue, Bunny, and Catherine’s last morning of a fantastic holiday and Jean skied with me for the first time this season and we welcomed Alexander to Alpine for the first time.
Andreas’ and Karen were fantastic again last night and it was another excellent Alpine Get-Together! Karen was on fire and she can really belt out a tune with a great range and passion. Andreas has bought himself a new guitar and he’s extending his guitar solos and playing more of them, which is brilliant because he’s getting seriously good at it and it adds greatly to the songs. I thought it was their best gig yet (they’ve improved every week) and I’m looking forward to next week already. I urge any of the Guinea Pigs fans out there who haven’t seen Karen and Andreas to come along and give them a go because it’s an excellent gig and shouldn’t be missed!
Fingers crossed that we get lucky again tomorrow with the weather because we’ve enjoyed a couple of ‘bonus’ days lately. When you go to bed expecting flat-light and a difficult day and wake up to good vis instead I can’t tell you how happy that makes me! Stay tuned!!!