There was just a faint bit of haze between us and the sun today, just taking a little bit of the sting out of the sun’s heat. So it was a day for searching for spring snow on areas which were not chopped up from the tracks after last week’s storm. We were a little early up on the Grand Motte, off piste up there was a bit like high speed piste skiing. They are still digging the Leisse chair out though. I noticed that someone had come within metres of the edge of the cliffs off La Peties Balmes (looking right from the Fresse Chair), within about a turn and a half of falling they had turned back, a long walk out!! Then we decided on a trip to Cugnai (the exit to Charvet is still a bit prone to avalanche risk). We found a bit of everything including the perfect and elusive spring snow. And to cap it all the Refuge was open for lunch on the terrace in the sun.It will be sunny until Friday. It will be a degree or so warmer on Tuesday and then 3 or 4 more degrees warmer for the rest of the week. There may be a light breeze at times to ruffle the flags. So hard pistes on a morning, progressively softening. From late Friday there will be a battle between cooler and unsettled weather to the north and warm and settled weather to the south. Tignes and Val D’Isere will be under the battle field, which side is going to win? Heads you win, tails you lose!