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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Maybe The Finest???

It was -18C on the summit of Bellevarde this morning so all the teams headed towards sunny slopes and wonderful snow. I thought it was one of the finest days of the season and it was definitely a ‘maximum-turn’ morning as well! After a positive test off the Verte we skied a nice lower Borsat […]

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‘Skiers ‘ Snow!!!

About 20cm’s of snow fell overnight but in certain areas there was double that because of wind assistance, but for the most part the wind managed to compress the snow on the upper part of the mountain making for some ‘educational’ skiing in places. We were fortunate to have much better visibility than forecast and […]

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Good Adventure!!!

It looked like a pretty tough morning with heavy overcast skies and a strong northerly wind at altitude, and we didn’t have much new snow to work with! Chris, Thomas and I all headed to the Sachette and for a ‘low expectation’ morning we all had a great outing, and 10 cm’s of fresh snow […]

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Last Day Of Sunshine?

It may have been our last day of sunshine as snow is forecast for the next few days and we may see up to 70cm’s! (That’s an optimistic forecast!) After so many days of cold weather with extremely cold nights the base under the snowpack is now rotten and you can feel that the gobelet […]

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Even Colder!!!

It was -17C on the top of Bellevarde this morning and -19C at the bottom of the Vanoise in Tignes but we managed the entire morning without seeking shelter or hot chocolate. We stayed in the sun and had two short ‘skins’ to keep us warm accessing some excellent snow and in between the pistes […]

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Cold But Sunny!!!

It was -15C today but the sun was shining and everyone had another great day on the mountain. Chris, Andreas, Thomas, TJ and I were all in action in various sectors and everyone worked for their turns again today. There is no such thing as ‘low hanging fruit’ at the moment but there is still […]

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What A Surprise!!!

The forecast was for overcast skies with light snow starting around 11 o’clock so I headed back to where Chris and I skied yesterday knowing there were still lots of ‘clean’ slopes without haggis traps and that it was a fairly easy place to ski in flat-light. TJ came along as well and the big […]

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The Beat Goes On!!!

The sun was out again today and we savoured it and took full advantage because clouds and flat-light are forecast for tomorrow. After walking our teams hard yesterday Chris and I took it easy on them today but we still managed another fantastic morning with very little walking. Meanwhile Andreas and TJ took their groups […]

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Well Done Boys!!!

With wind, rain-crust, and tracks our options so far this season have been fairly limited but we are still finding some great skiing, although it does get a little tougher everyday and if we don’t walk there is very little on offer. Today I had Ian and Richard (who go way back to our Top […]

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What A Plan ‘B’!!!

Chris, TJ and I had a plan this morning but changed our minds at the last possible moment as our intended target was under heavy dark skies so we circled back around and headed towards the only bit of sunshine around. We were rewarded with great visibility almost all morning long, with excellent ambience and […]

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