It snowed 26cm’s in the village last night, 50cm’s on Bellevarde and over 60 up on the Pisaillas Glacier, and of course it was accompanied by strong winds! With warm temperatures in town it was always going to be a difficult morning and I ended up taking it off as Ian is nursing a sore knee and the heavy snow would have been problematic, and my two Canadians Viviana and Matt preferred to try their luck tomorrow instead. I spent the morning turning over the studio, buying a new phone as my old one packed itself in, and trying to deal with French paperwork.
Thomas and his team of Vikings had a go but the snow was so heavy and potentially dangerous for the knees that they called it a day around 10:45. Meanwhile, Chris kept going with Nick, Anne, and Suzanne and they didn’t get down until 1:30! Blimey and bravo to Team Chris! They spend most of their time on-piste but did ski off-piste early on and then an Upper Familial around one o’clock when they stayed on top and didn’t sink in. Again, bravo!
The Guinea Pigs showed up pretty hung-over last night and told me that if it was any other venue than the Danois they would have cancelled. But, as usual Paul and Hugo put on a fantastic show and the place was rocking! Karen came along with some of her girlfriends, Hugh Gladman was dancing up a storm and impressing his daughter and her friends, Daphne (and Mark) were there with all of Daphne’s sisters, Peter B was in attendance and of course all the regular ‘Pigs’ fans. I’m seriously going to miss them when they’re gone!
I’m looking forward to Karen and Mike at the Danois tonight. With Andreas away in Italy Mike will be filling in for him and it will be Mike’s first gig of the winter in Val d’Isere after being a regular at the Moris for over 30-years! Hope to see you all there!
Better weather is forecast for tomorrow and hopefully we’ll have a cold night to lighten up the snow and stabilise today’s 4/5 snowpack. Stay tuned!