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Wayne and Gill Watson.
Alpine Experience
Alpine Experience

Off Piste & Back Country Skiing Specialists

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The temperature dropped overnight and with 10cm’s of wind-assisted fresh snow the transformation in conditions was quite incredible. After a murky start we broke through into the sunshine and had a brilliant morning of ‘maximum-turn’ skiing starting with an excellent run in the Combe du 3300. (There was a slow opening due to ice on the cables of several chairs so went headed straight up to the Glacier) After the 3300 people were heading into the Pays Desert so we dove over the Col Pers to avoid people and before it started to warm up too much. The skiing was fantastic until we arrived at the lower slopes which were in a fog and the cloud-heat routine turned the bottom slope fairly heavy and we needed to feel our way down in the white-out. After a lovely trip through the gorge we had a great run under the bubble lift above Chez David and then took the poma to ski the meadows back down to the Pyramid. We finished off the morning with a fantastic run in the Grand Vallon before cutting across under Chez Henri to get the bottom of Oh My!, which was excellent as well and we were able to ski surprisingly low. After a trickier but fun day yesterday it was a real bonus to have such wonderful skiing today.

I’ve had a great week with new clients Martin and Amy, along with Jukka, Corrina, Sebastian, and with guest appearances from Andy N and Charlie. And it was a pleasure having Jules and Toby back today.

I wrote about my thoughts on the Coronavirus but my wife urged me to take it off the site. If you’re an early reader of the blog you may have got it before I deleted it.

On a cheerier note don’t forget Karen and Mike at the Danois tonight starting as 5:30. It’s Mike’s birthday and it promises to be a brilliant gig. See you there!!!