Monthly Archives: May 2014

And I’m Done

Lorne: Loving the first real powder of the winter (Courmayeur, 3rd January)

That’s my skiing finished for the winter.  The Midi remains open through summer but I’m not fancying anything up there and am now fully in summer mode with my shorts on, hair cut and my first bike ride of the year already in the bag.

Overall it’s been another good winter here.  December was a slow start with not much… [continue reading]

Closing Day

Lorne: Firm but quiet pistes before closing day crowds arrived

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: Variable
Weather: Bluebird

Closing Day for the final resort lifts of the winter today, so we got up to Grands Montets early just for a few runs from 9 to 10.30am.  Queues for the Lognan cablecar were massive as predicted but not bad for the chairlift so we were up to midstation pretty quickly.  The top… [continue reading]

Nae Bad Like

Angus: Making the most of the snow on our first lap

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: 10-15cm semi-tracked powder on a bumpy base, some windblown
Weather: Sunny above 2500m, cloudy below

A little bit of new snow today and clear skies at the top of the mountain so I got a couple of early laps with Angus.  We were on the third top bin of the day and headed straight down the… [continue reading]

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