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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Wow Again!!!

It snowed again last night and with -10c at the top of Bellevarde this morning the snow was cold and light. The visibility was poor for the most part and after a warm-up on the ‘L’ we dove into the Grand Vallon in a ‘white-out’ and nedded to feel our way down the mountain. We […]

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Back To The Fornet!!!

After ignoring the Fornet for most of the winter due to poor snow conditions, or violent winds, or extremely cold temperatures, the Fornet has come good over the past month and given us some fantastic skiing. It didn’t snow as much last night compared to the previous night but it was enough to give us […]

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Wow!!!

Wow!!! What a morning that was! It snowed between 10 and 15cm’s overnight with a little more drifting in with the wind and we had just enough vis early on to ski and navigate comfortably. It was a stunning morning and Dawn thought it was her best day of the season while Phil was making […]

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Rebound!!!

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 […]

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Not So Lucky!!!

We weren’t nearly so lucky today as Chris and I were hoping for similar conditions and success as we enjoyed yesterday but to say it was a much tougher day would be a serious understatement! Chris, Henry and I all headed up to the Fornet and were planning on going over the Col but the […]

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A Change Of Conditions!!!

We’ve had a much needed change of conditions as about 5 to 10cm’s of snow fell last night up at the Fornet and we could see another 20 to 30cm’s over the next few days. It will give us a few powder mornings and with some cold weather could set us up for some fantastic […]

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Great Morning!!!

I’m off to the airport so photos and blog will follow later tonight. Don’t forget the Danois BBQ at 3PM followed by Ed Mullit. Have fun and stay tuned! I’ve returned after dropping off the girls in Geneva and they’ve had a fantastic time. Katie spent 17 days with me and we had an absolutely […]

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Stinker?

If it wasn’t a ‘stinker’ it was pretty jolly close this morning. It was never going to be an easy morning as the refreeze was half of the night before, the sky was grey and the foehn wind was gusting between 60 to 80 km/h towards the Fornet. Chris and I headed up to the […]

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Minimal Refeeze Again!!!

The graph I look at every morning indicated a much better refreeze last night, similar to two nights ago, and even though I was 45-minutes ahead of schedule compared to two days ago I was very surprised at how quickly the refreeze dropped out on Mont Roup. We had an excellent ski on the Crete […]

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We Got Away With It!!!

Last night’s refreeze was minimal and much less than the previous night and we just got away with pretty much everything we skied. The was cloudy with a strong foehn wind blowing at the Fornet so our only real option was towards Tignes and Chris and I skied directly via the piste to ski the […]

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