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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Here’s today’s blog.

Fortunately the sun came out to light the way after a stormy, windy night. I could hear the wind howling in the chimney, which is never a good sign as that fierce wind is always going to damage some snow.

After a few days of snow and high winds the avalanche risk was rated at 4/5 today. A 4/5 rating always restricts what we can ski, even if we don’t agree with the rating. So, today was a day to take the ‘ low hanging fruit’ as Henry would say.

There was a lot of lovely wind-compressed snow this morning, which made for some really good skiing. It was slightly ‘educational’ in places, but was still a good result after being battered by the wind.

And of course there is always the lee side of the mountain. In sheltered areas the snow was absolutely fantastic. (see photos) After enduring an initial ‘powder frenzy’ on our first run we managed to get away from the people and skied some wonderful snow in solitude.

Today would have been David R’s 80th birthday, and he would have loved to have been with us this morning. I thought of you David and skied a few turns for you!

I’m still locked out so Chris is kindly posting the updates for me.

Stay tuned!