If Carlsberg did ski adventures in Tignes and Val D’Isere they would be modelled on today. From the minute (9.05am) we charged down an almost perfectly groomed and empty piste Henri to pick up No 3 it just got better and better. The weather was beautiful, still with a blue sky, just a few clouds around Mont Blanc and over the border into Italy. The first off piste foray was the North Face of the Borsat, which just had a bit of a crust but good none the less. After a trip up the Funiculaire we skied off piste around Genepy, wind blown at the top but some great powder in the secret gullies. As we came down Prariond we noticed they were just opening the Palet Drag. What a find, 20cm of fresh light powder and we were first (and second and repeat). With some careful route finding and spacing we did 7 laps of untracked. I can’t remember which lap the picture shows.
Simply, simply lovely.
The microlights have also dug themselves out of the hangar, they were about the only humans we saw away from the lifts. So if you are here this week I can highly recommend a trip, as you will see, tomorrow would be perfect. Just pop to the base of Grattalu and speak to Loic or Felix.
After that we came home via Petite Chardo for a very late lunch and an afternoon nap, when I awoke some clouds had appeared but nothing too dramatic.
And now for the weather, tomorrow will be about the same as today, there may be a few more fluffy clouds about, but nothing to spoil the day. I am expecting Saturday to be the same but wall to wall sunshine. We start to ring the changes on Sunday, the sky will have a lot of high cloud initially, maybe a milky sun, but a benign day. Monday will be overcast and the wind will pick up a bit. It then looks like a few days of very fast moving snow showers but there should be some sunny periods.
Right, I am off for a well earned beer.