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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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After a tricky day it’s always nice to rebound with a better day and I thought the skiing this morning was excellent. With the foehn wind still gusting between 60 and 100km/h at the Fornet combined with clouds Chris, Henry and I all headed toward the better visibility and lighter winds in Tignes. There was a decent refreeze last night and we skied the Sachette all the way to the bottom, which was a great result compared to yesterday when the snow was breaking through half-way down the Grand Vallon! The pistes were also in good condition this morning and the refreeze should help set us up for the days ahead.

I took a photo this morning of a plaque that had popped out in the trees at the bottom of the Little Lavachet, which just goes to show that just because your in trees doesn’t guarantee your safety. It popped out right above where we put our ‘skins’ on during the winter after a powder run in the trees!

Andreas has gone off with Jean Marc for a three-day tour so last night’s freeze will greatly benefit them and we wish them luck. Thomas is finished for the season but Chris, Henry and I are all still in action. Stay tuned for more news and photos tomorrow!

PS It was great to meet Chris’ friend JP from Australia this morning. JP has been a pisteur here this winter and has worked here for several seasons over the years.