IMG_20160321_111255

Spring is back!

After what can only be described as a thoroughly depressing start to the week (rain is never good for the morale, even if you know it’s likely to mean snow higher up) we finally got some much-deserved sunshine yesterday and today. We took advantage of Tuesday’s rain, which was of course snow on the Pissaillas, and had a […]

IMG_20160321_112057

Spring is here!

It’s been a little while since I posted, and conditions have certainly changed – we’re now well and truly into spring skiing and walking virtually every day. It’s tricky to find smooth spring snow to ski by gravity, so skinning is pretty much obligatory. We had the most fabulous morning in Ste Foy on Thursday in fantastic […]

Pays Desert

Blue skies and powder snow!

Yet again we’ve had a most amazing week with blue skies and fantastic powder ALL WEEK! After some fairly major snowfall last weekend with the most fantastic skiing but limited visibility, Monday dawned bright and clear and, for the first time this winter, COLD!!! Temperatures have remained cold all week except for yesterday (Thursday) which […]

IMG_20160229_094727

Retour d’est – and that means powder!!

The last couple of days have seen possible the single biggest dump of snow since the beginning of the season. All of last week was good, but Friday was just amazing with sunshine and blue skies all day long – all of our off piste teams had a ball with near perfect conditions in glorious sunshine. […]

IMG_20160118_114143

Fabulous Fornet morning!

We woke up this morning to about 15cms of fresh powder that had fallen since yesterday afternoon and overnight. Didier and Pierrot both opted to head up Solaise, although Didier managed to fit in an Epaule du Charvet/bottom of the Face Est to start with – in short, we all had a fantastic morning. The visibility […]

IMG_20160215_093620

One of the best weeks of the season so far….

We’ve been blessed with the most fantastic snow conditions this week for the school holidays, and we have certainly made the most of it! If you check out the previous blog for the beginning of the week, you’ll see that we began the week in fine style, and it’s just gone on from there! Tuesday was […]

IMG_20160215_092847

A “Classic” Val d’Isere off piste morning!

Conditions have been pretty amazing over the last few days with absolutely fantastic fresh powder to ski just about every day – the only downside is that you haven’t always been able to see it! Still, if you can’t feel the base and it’s a nice even gradient, that’s not necessarily a problem. Yesterday we […]

DSC01316

Yet another powder day!!

In fact, it’s been pretty much a powder week, but today was exceptional! We started off with some great “off piste on piste” with Fontaine Froide, Santons and the L, all of which had a good 15cms of fresh snow on a beautifully smooth base. The snow was slightly compacted by the wind in some places, […]

IMG_20160118_120504

Powder, powder powder!!

Whoop, whoop!! The snow yesterday has made all the difference, and today was just magic as a result. At least, it was in the Fornet where I was. Yann headed over to Tignes and Pierrot is in the Queras and the other Pierre in Ste Foy as far as I know. Still, we had a fantastic morning with […]

Col de montets

A great end to what started out as a difficult week

Well, my goodness, we’ve seen it all this week! Sunshine and powder, yes, but also wind and even rain up to 2500m! You can imagine that conditions have been a bit tricky as a result… It dumped with snow on Sunday, and those who were out had a great time with some off-piste on-piste and […]