We’ve had some fantastic skiing during the past week, with a couple of light snowfalls that made a huge difference, along with some in-and-out weather, meaning a few sunny days as well as some time spent in flat light. We had some ferocious northerly winds clocked at over 200kmph during the night, followed by strong southerly foehn winds, but amongst it all the skiing has been fantastic.
Last Friday was a real mix, and I took my team up to the Fornet and dove straight into the steep and impressive Vallonnet. On the first run we had stunning sunshine top to bottom, and we really savoured it as the clouds were forecast to close in by 10:00 or 11:00. By the time we circled back around for a second run the visibility had decreased but we still had decent visibility, but by the third run we were in a total white-out and ended up feeling our way down the Grand Vallon three times to finish off a really good morning. A little fresh snow had fallen Thursday night so we had a softer feel underfoot, which was greatly appreciated when you can’t see where you’re skiing.