Today may have been the best ‘low expectation’ day of the season! The forecast was for grey skies meaning flat-light. No new snow was expected nor was any warmth from the sun to soften the spring options. No one was expecting much while climbing into bed last night.
But, we awoke to fairly clear skies, which meant we had a chance. And after our first test of the snow Chris and I knew we could ski winter snow early on, and then finish the morning with spring snow. And I must say that our ‘spring snow’ run was truly outstanding. It was perfectly clean, steep with wonderful ambiance, and certainly not expected at the Gourmandine! (see photos)
Fortunately the weather held out for us during the morning as clouds were rising from the valley all morning long. We managed to stay out of it and it finally overtook us just as we were finishing. As I write at 2PM snow is falling and I’m looking forward to tomorrow already!
Thomas started a three day tour this morning and was at the Gourmandine for a chat. Good luck with your weather Thomas. (He was looking sharp in his new haircut. My wife would be aghast at the state of my hair at the moment!) Andreas was off this morning while Jerome was driving Sarah down to the airport.
PS Chris should be able to fix the blog access problems tomorrow afternoon and I’ll finally be able to get back in.