The weekend started off with 5 cm’s of fresh snow and cloudy overcast skies with occasional foggy patches. Any new snow at the moment is gratefully received and it was enough to soften the feel underfoot and with the help of the wind it smoothed out and filled in some tracks.
I had three strong young skiers who hadn’t skied for a few years so we started off with the Face du Bellevarde, which is the run they used for the 1992 Olympic Downhill. It is a long run and fairly steep in places, and when it has fresh snow on it first thing in the morning it is a wonderful start to the day.
The Face du Bellevarde is east facing so if you’re looking for a run to start your day in the sun, the Face is great for good skiers as it is a ‘black’ run. It is groomed every night and the Olympique opens at 08:50 so you can have it totally to yourself if you start early.