Wow!!! What a stunning morning that was! It was -14c overnight on the summit of Bellevarde and even colder at the Fornet and today’s snow was deep, light and of the highest quality. After a couple of days at the Fornet it was time to head to Tignes(and Saturday is always a good Tignes day with the quiet pistes) and we knew we were in for a great morning right out of the Olympique where we had excellent warm-up turns in perfect snow off the Mont Blanc piste. From there we skied a very good Borsat Nord from the top and meadows into Tignes before heading up the Col des Ves, which has been closed and just opened in front of us. We milked it for what its worth with Thomas skiing it five times! I skied it twice in fantastic snow before skiing the couloir on the Grande Balme on my third trip. I then changed scenery and went up the Motte for a great run on my shoulder followed by a funky Familial to finish a top 3 to 5 morning of the season. (see photos) Chris was skiing all day with Tejina, Suzanne and Louise and he had a fantastic run in the Chardonnet as he was heading to Les Brevieres for lunch. (I’m sure he skied the Sache as well) Thomas, Chris, Henry and I were all in the same neighbourhood and everyone had a brilliant morning of maximum-turn skiing in deep and light snow. Wow!
Speaking of ‘wow!’ it was a wonderful night in the Danois last night. It was Karen’s birthday and she was brilliant as always, Mike who was filling in for Andreas was his excellent self and Ritchie made a surprise guest appearance and was wonderful on his saxophone. Ritchie was there not only because it was Karen’s birthday but also to say thank you to the Munk Tour Boys who have supported them for the past 26-years! Because they no longer play in Val d’Isere Andreas organised a taxi for them last winter and they went all the way to Les Arcs to see them play. It was a huge surprise then in Les Arcs for Mike and Ritchie and a great surprise for the Munk Boys last night. Considering how much fun I had last night I didn’t deserve to feel as good as I did this morning!
All I need now to round off a perfect 24-hours would be a West Ham victory against Arsenal this afternoon. Come on boys!!! Stay tuned!