A glorious but chilly day. The air was really cold and there was a cheeky breeze at height – not that I really had time to notice as I was out with the Evolution 2 Off Piste Group today. I can say the one piste we crossed was in very good condition. Off piste is generally very good, you just have to be careful with the aspect. Today it had been in the sun early doors it then refroze in the low temperatures.
We started in the Vallon de Sachette (down to Tignes Les Brevieres). We then did the secret variant down into the village called ‘filet’ – definitely with a guide only folks. After lunch it was up the Toviere for a hike up to La Pointe de Lavachet (formerly known as Mickeys’s Ears). Luckily that breeze kept us cool on the way up, which has a few nerve jangling moments. The Boss chose the Grande Couloir de La Pointe De Lavachet or Lorenzo for short. Quite steep and wide. Just as the light faded we popped down “The Thumb”, the southern and easiest of the Toviere Fingers.
And now for the weather:
The cloud will thicken through the night and there may be the odd flocon. There will be a few clouds in the morning but they should burn off to leave a sunny but chilly day. The wind should all but disappear – one layer less maybe? Saturday and Sunday will be sunny and a couple of degrees warmer, but still cool for the time of year unless you are on one of the terraces in the village! The next three days should give sunny periods with fluffy clouds on the peaks and a gradual warming. Still not quite Spring, but getting close.
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