It looked like a pretty tough morning with heavy overcast skies and a strong northerly wind at altitude, and we didn’t have much new snow to work with! Chris, Thomas and I all headed to the Sachette and for a ‘low expectation’ morning we all had a great outing, and 10 cm’s of fresh snow that drifted in the wind didn’t hurt. The light was incredibly flat at times with snow being driven by the wind and navigating at times was tricky but all the teams enjoyed the adventure of ‘travelling safely in the mountains’ and we had some jolly good skiing as well. We had some nice bonus turns in the Familial to finish off and it was a satisfying adventure as those difficult ‘low expectation’ morning’s that come good are always appreciated. (Check out the photos as they are fairly atmospheric)
We’re expecting some snow by tomorrow morning, anywhere from 20 to 50cm’s but high winds at altitude are also forecast. Fingers crossed for 20cm’s, which would give us a fresh canvas without being too dangerous as a heavy snowfall on top of all that gobelet would create a serious avalanche risk. Stay tuned!
And thanks to Sheila and Steve for a lovely curry last night!
PS Today broke a run of 11-straight mornings of ‘skinning’!
PPS My mate and golf coach James is looking for a ride to the airport in Geneva this Wednesday if anyone is going down and has room? Thanks.