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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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A Wonderful Reward!!!

For those who have endured some tough conditions lately today was a wonderful reward, and for those who’ve just arrived lucky you! We started out this morning with first-tracks down TJ’s Shoulder on the Tour du Charvet and as usual the ambience and scenery were fantastic and the snow was pretty jolly good as well! […]

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Low Expectations!!!

Expectations weren’t the highest this morning as we had flat-light, wind, and what we thought was about 10cm’s of fresh snow, but we were pleasantly surprised as it was jolly deep in places. We started off heading towards Tignes but after taking a face full of wind on the summit of Bellevarde we changed our […]

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Another Interesting Day!!!

After a tough but fun day yesterday we all headed towards the Fornet for a change of scenery and some solitude as it’s pretty busy in Tignes. Some is forecast for tonight and tomorrow so today was the last chance for some to take in the ambience at the Fornet, and we had some pretty […]

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Merry But Tough!!!

Man, that was the toughest Christmas ski that I can remember for a long time! Expectations were high but the wind last night worked the snow on almost every exposure and it was a difficult morning but I think everyone rallied and enjoyed themselves. Ten days ago when we had a similar weather pattern with […]

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4/5 But Great Skiing!!!

After pretty much a complete shut-down yesterday due to ferocious gusts the wind abated and we had a cracking good ski this morning. With a avalanche risk of 4/5 very little was open but we managed a great morning chasing as Henry would say, “the low hanging fruit”. Considering the wind of late the snow […]

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A Good Effort!!!

Winds of over 250 km/h raged overnight at altitude and with very little open yesterday the task today was massive to get the resort open. I took my team for a run on the Rogoney, which I’ve never really used before in living memory, and we had an excellent shot through the trees in deep […]

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All By Myself!!!

I cut a lonely figure at the Gourmandine this morning as there was no Jean Marc, no Andreas, no Chris, no Thomas and no Henry. With 252 kph winds clocked on the Pisaillas Glacier last night and the wind still howling it was a ‘low hanging fruit’ day as very little was open and it […]

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Deeper Than Expected!!!

It was certainly deeper than expected this morning and for a flat-light day we enjoyed pretty decent visibility, and that added up to a great morning of skiing with very few people. Millie and Katie joined Michael, Penny and I it was lovely to have the girls along. (Unfortunately Gill had a migraine and couldn’t […]

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The Girls Are Back!!!

I picked up the girls along with Ray last night and due to a wrong turn we had plenty of time to sing along to The Marshall Tucker Band and The Eagles. I would have been incredibly scenic except it was dark but we had a brilliant trip home. After a late night and because […]

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Off To The Airport!!!

I’m in a last minute panic to get myself sorted for the airport. I went to put Gill’s boots on the boot heater to find there was only one but the missing boot was located at Jean Sports where I left it after her new bindings were mounted. What a relief! Anyway, there is still […]

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