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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Tough Conditions, Great Morning!!!

It was wonderful to have the sun back in full force and being able to ‘read’ the snow properly makes all the difference at the moment. Chris and I had a fantastic morning in Tignes (code mode!) and enjoyed superb snow top-to-bottom with a couple of five-minute ‘skins’ thrown in. I managed to lose a […]

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It’s Tough Out There!!!

The light wasn’t as good as forecast, which made it a little trickier ‘sniffing’ out the good patches and going first but we managed a pretty good morning. I started with a test in the lower Borsat and after an icy traverse was rewarded with some soft snow on the counter-slope before heading up to […]

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Not As Easy As Expected!!!

After two really difficult days we thought that with the sun out and some new snow that it would be fairly straight forward this morning but it proved to be a tricky morning. The wind has been brutal with 217kph recorded on the Pisaillas Glacier a couple of nights ago and we had a very […]

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A Down Day!!!

The wind rattled my bedroom window all night and Radio Val announced a maximum wind speed of 217kph on the Pisaillas Glacier last night and 120kph on the summit of Bellevarde. Needless to say it was a little windy! The resort was pretty much shut down except they opened the Funival to adults only and […]

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We Tried!!!

I was worried this morning that all that lovely warm snow we skied in yesterday would have started the re-freezing process and unfortunately that’s exactly what happened. The snow off-piste had a nasty rain crust and it was seriously leg-breaking-knee-wrecking snow and we didn’t even attempt one turn in it. We tried to get up […]

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Low Expectations, Decent Result!!!

The great thing about a ‘low expectation’ morning is you can’t lose! I was lonely and on my own this morning as the rest of the boys had the morning off and were tucked up at home and with rain falling most of the night and up to 2500metres at times, with it drizzling at […]

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Good Calls Chris!!!

Chris came up with a couple of really good call this morning. The first was to stay high and cold and head up to the Glacier Pers, and the second was to forget the ‘skinning’ and abandon Plan A and just ski the Col Pers. He actually made three really good calls because instead of […]

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Another Brilliant Morning!!!

The photos are up and I’ll catch up with today and yesterday’s blogs later. About to jump in the bath before heading to the Danois for Karen’s gig. Andreas isn’t able to play tonight so she’ll either be on her own or with Mike. Stay tuned for the main blog later and that’s a promise! […]

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Simply Stunning!!!

What a morning! Worked all day and have gig followed by dinner out so blog will follow later. I’ll try to get the photos up first. Stay tuned!

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What A Birthday Ski!!!

We weren’t really expecting much after all the snow and wind last night but the pisteurs did a brilliant job getting the La Daille bubble open and we profited with some seriously stunning skiing. The quality was far superior to yesterday and because so many people had a rough day yesterday it was much quieter […]

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