Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Les Houches - powder

 Conditions have determined our back-up option of skiing has come into play, (the ice has yet to come into nick to allow us some climbing), and ideally the avalanche risk to also reduce...
 Simon and Phil took me up to Les Houches on Monday for a beginners experience... a lot of powder, constantly snowing, with increased reliance on feel as visibility was often missing : )
 A great day finishing with the red run back to the car!
 Tuesday we all headed to Grand Montets for some increased challenge and similar conditions. Fat powder runs, 'feel don't think' and a mountain cafe which sold tasty mulled wine...
Keri, Steve, Hilly, Ian.. and meeting many more folk : )
All these photo's are from today on Les Houches again, just me and Steve, in glorious conditions, and superb views! By the afternoon we were racing each other down the blue runs and comfortably taking the red run down as dusk fell... a terrific day!!!
Looks like we're on for snow again tonight, so back on the slopes again tomorrow...
I can't believe it - hands are warm! : ) A thousand new experiences, learning a lot!

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