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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Way Too Warm!!!

It was extremely warm today so Chris and I were heading up to altitude at the Fornet but after having a chat with Thomas we changed our minds and started towards the Grande Motte. However, with the thought of crowds combined with a positive snow test on the top of the Borsat the next thing […]

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What A Journey!!!

After having their flight cancelled on Friday afternoon for Saturday evening there was total panic and disappointment as we thought that  the girls and their friends trip wasn’t going to happen. Fortunately on Saturday morning they booked the TGV and I picked them up last night at 11:30 at the Gare Part Dieu in Lyon. […]

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Up And Down!!!

I found out last night that EasyJet had cancelled the girls flight due to Storm Dennis, which hasn’t even arrived yet! It’s been quite emotional as everyone has been so looking forward to the trip and two of the three friends who are coming have never been to the mountains before and never properly seen […]

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Another Belter!!!

I was planning on another ‘Charvet’ day like Chris and I had a couple of days ago but with low hanging cloud coming up the valley I switched sectors to stay in the sun. After a good Epaule du Charvet and an excellent lower Banane the sea-of-cloud was coming up the valley so I headed […]

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That Was Adventurous!!!

That had to be one of the most adventurous Sachette’s I’ve ever been involved with. On the way up the Aiguille Percee chair we noticed a couple of people making a meal of the traverse with one person losing the ski the slid down about 40 metres and it wasn’t until we arrived ourselves that […]

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‘Classics’!!!

After skiing the Face du Bellevarde at the end of the morning yesterday Chris and I knew exactly in what sector we wanted to ski today. I opened up with a lovely run down the Fontaine Froide and onto the Epaule du Charvet, which was excellent. Due to lift problems there was a huge queue […]

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Funky!!!

It really didn’t look like much was going to happen today as the wind was raging in town and at altitude but we ended up having a rather funky morning. Chris started out with a beep search with his team while my team enjoyed a rare hot chocolate/coffee at Les Tufs (thanks Ruth) before we […]

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Another Storm!!!

It rained again in the village last night and was drizzling this morning on my way to the Gourmandine but the big factor was the dreaded wind. It was ferocious at altitude and only the Funival was open first thing. Paul, Alexandra, Nicolas, Richard and I headed up hoping for the best and after a […]

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Wow!!!

For the third day in a row the thought of the Fornet and a change of scenery popped into my head but fortunately I didn’t fall for it and headed back to where we knew we’d find good snow. And not only did we find good snow but we had some great ambience and wonderful […]

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Chez Andreas!!!

Henry had a great time at the Fornet yesterday so my plan today was to head up there for a change of scenery but with the sky a little darker that way I decided to keep Andreas company and check out one of his new couloirs. The last time I ‘booted’ up there was with […]

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