Monday was probably the coldest day I can ever remember during my 37 years in Val d’Isere, and was a reminder of why I don’t miss skiing in Canada! The only saving grace was the lack of wind because if a significant breeze was blowing it would be been unbearable.
Besides finding good snow for our clients, the main focus was on keeping them safe and warm so that no one would end up with frost-bitten toes. People who spend a lifetime in the mountains have experience as well as little tricks they use to keep warm. We also know the signs that signal trouble is brewing and it’s time to seek shelter but some holidaymakers have never experienced this type of cold before and can be overwhelmed quite easily.