On Thursday night we had clear skies and a really solid refreeze and with clear blue skies on Friday the weekend started off with another day of great spring snow.
There weren’t a lot of options due to tracks and timing (meaning snow is too hard mid-to-late-morning on certain exposures) and in some places such as Mont Roup, the slopes we’d normally ski in spring snow have avalanched to the ground and there isn’t any snow left. We have been able to ski some Val d’Isere ‘classics’ though, such as the Face du Charvet, which is always impressive, and the steep slopes in the Tour du Charvet, which are equally fun and interesting.
I skied both on Friday morning before skiing the piste ‘L’ en-route to my first Kern of the season. The Kern, which is off the Bellevarde sector was surprisingly good considering it was 11:45 and the team was really pleased with that detour en-route to finishing in the Alti-port/Familial.