The weekend started off much better than forecast as on Friday we had a bright sunny day for the most part when we were expecting overcast skies and flat-light.
I was going to head to Tignes for a change of scenery after spending the week around the Charvet, Manchet and Fornet sectors but the Tommeuses chairlift had technical problems and by the time it was repaired there were people everywhere and I decided to go for a ‘skin’ instead to get away from the crowds.
I always go on about starting early during the busy weeks to avoid the crowds but I was still surprised at the difference between the first lift of the morning and a half-hour later when all the ski schools are in full-swing as well as the late starters. It was enough of a mess that I changed my plans and headed to Mont Roup for a 45-minute ‘skin’ that rewarded us with total solitude and pretty jolly good snow as well.
Location: Val d'Isere - Centre