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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Retour D’Est!!!

For the first time all winter the snow came from the east, which loads up the Fornet.

The Fornet is always good after a retour d’est but we avoided it this morning because they are often slow to open after a snowfall. The last thing you want to do on a powder day is stand around waiting for lifts to open. But with that said we still stood around waiting 30 minutes for the normally reliable Bellevarde to open.

The visibility around Bellevarde was the best in town this morning and we filled our boots with two great warm-up runs on the Fontaine Froide before heading towards TJ’s Shoulder. The Manchet opened just as we arrived so we all skied variations of the Manchet/Arcelle sectors before finishing with a Super L variation.

The 15 to 20 cm’s that fell made a huge difference this morning and the Fornet can wait until tomorrow. Stay tuned! (see photos)

PS Thanks to Geoff and Inga for a great evening last night!