Well, that was a fantastic weekend of skiing but it must have been the coldest three days of the season! Last week was warm enough for people to be eating and drinking outside in the sunshine and I ended up taking a layer off and was ambushed by the low temperatures on Friday.
I’d taken my team up to the Fornet, which is the coldest place in the resort when the temperature drops and we needed to seek shelter and have a hot chocolate to warm-up. The skiing was however absolutely brilliant and we skied a Lower Combe du Signal, a Combe du 3300 and by this time we were pretty cold and went in to warm-up. We then went over the Col Pers and because everyone is piling through the Gorge du Malpasset we ‘skinned’ up to the Grand Torsai, which is the normal route when the gorge isn’t open, and we had a trackless mountain in front of us with fantastic snow. It was a great result and it’s always a pleasure to have a huge area all to yourself.