Monday 19 January 2015

Flegere powder day & Col de la Gliere

After a long wait for it this year, winter seems to have finally arrived. We got a big dump of snow at the start of the weekend so by Sunday I was itching to get out. 

We figured that the Grand Montets would be absolutely rammed so decided to go for Flegere in the hope that we might enjoy a bit more peace. It turned out to be a pretty good decision (if I may say so myself!) because we basically skied untouched powder from start to finish. It was so good that we skied non-stop from 9 until 3.30 and did somewhere in the region of 12 laps off the Index. That beer afterwards was like nectar!

Here are the photos from the day, thanks to Charli and Caroline for the ones they contributed.

I had work to do today but when I woke up and saw that the day was better than forecast, I couldn't resist a quick trip over the Col de la Gliere first thing in the morning. Sharon and Caroline were keen too and we had a great couple of hours and only saw 2 other people the whole time.

Starting the skin in some snowy weather.

Caroline about to drop into the Combe de la Gliere.

Caroline deep in it - the snow was awesome. 

Sharon and Caroline near the end of the skiing. 

The Lachenal bowl was pretty thin but we found some good snow and were back on the Liaison lift and headed back over to Brevent by 11.30 with an excellent little half day hit in the bag.

The forecast for the week is looking pretty poor but hopefully it will bring some more snow. We don't have much of a base so there are still some rocks sticking out but it won't take much to have decent coverage. Looks like winter is underway - better late than never!