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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Tricky But A Great Result!!!

The refreeze wasn’t as solid overnight but Thomas and I were very surprised at how fragile the spring snow on the Epaule du Charvet was on the first run of the morning. We made it down and it was good skiing but fragile and needed good pivoting with side-slipping and quiet feet and it was […]

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In A Rush!!!

Photos are up and blog will follow later tonight. Katie and I are on our way to Bourg shopping, then supper followed by Victor and Andreas’ hockey games. Stay tuned!

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Out Of Nowhere!!!

The forecast was for grey skies and not too much sun getting through to warm up the frozen surface layer so we weren’t expecting too much, but it turned out to be a fantastic morning. It always helps when expectations are low but the visibility was excellent for most of the morning, the spring slopes […]

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36 Hours Extraordinaire!!!

Yesterday’s Crete/Roup excursion was brilliant and as ‘clean’ as it gets and Katie and I followed it up with a fantastic afternoon/evening. After Katie hot-waxed our skis we headed to the Garage to watch the first-half of Liverpool v Chelsea with Jerry and Ritchie and their pals. Katie has a school friend who plays for […]

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Merci Pat!!!

I thought we were in for a tough day as it was -14c on the summit of Bellevarde and the forecast was for cloudy skies, meaning we weren’t expecting the snow to soften. I was planning on the Sachette with a pitch of winter snow followed by spring hoping that the lower slopes would soften […]

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Brilliant Spring Skiing!!!

We had a fantastic freeze last night but the only worry was that without any real sunshine since the last snowstorm if the spring slopes would have set-up properly? I had a positive test off the Epaule du Charvet and knew we were in business and we enjoyed a maximum-turn morning of quality spring snow […]

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Happy Birthday!!!

I’d like to start with a big Happy Birthday to my lovely wife Gill as well as my God-Son Oscar! Have a brilliant day the two of you! Today’s update will be late as I’m working all day followed by Karen and Andreas’ gig and then pizza at Flash Pizza! Well, what a day that […]

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Not So Easy!!!

After a stunning patch of skiing it was a little trickier today because of the poor visibility. Chris, Andreas and I headed up to the Fornet and had some good skiing up high but once we dropped down into the fog it was a question of navigating back to civilization! We then headed back to […]

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Powder/Spring!!!

After 5 days in-a-row at the Fornet Chris, Andreas, and I headed towards Tignes and skied the perfect mix of powder up high on northern slopes and lovely ‘clean’ spring snow everywhere else. We had an easier day today as far as booting and ‘skinning’ goes but it was another terrific morning of quality skiing. […]

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Fornet Again!!!

After avoiding the Fornet all season I’ve now had five days-in-a-row up there and they’ve all been excellent. Today Chris, Thomas and I headed to the Glacier Pers, which was excellent top-to-bottom, and the exit via the summer path above the gorge was beautiful. Thomas saved a group of tourers who were about to enter […]

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