Sunday, 16 March 2008

Off Piste Improvers - Tignes

Tignes was the venue for last week's Jagged Globe Off Piste Improvers course, with a variety of conditions...2 days of sun and skied out chalky snow, 2 days of wind and snow, followed by 2 days of sun and powder!!

Over the course of the week we skied many of the classic off-piste lines of the Espace Killy: Vallons de la Sache, Chardonnet couloirs, les Grapillons, Tour de Balme, Petite Balme, Pentes du Lavachet, Familiale, Spatule, Cairn, East Face of Charvet, Cugnai, Lavancher couloir, Col Pers and more...

Thanks to Grae, Pat, Trevor, Dan, Paul and Anders for braving the bad weather mid-week, and being game to throw themselves down everything I pointed them at!!

Grae in powder near the Palafour:

Trevor at the top of the Chardonnet couloir, with an attentive audience:

Bottom of the Chardonnet couloir:

Looking back on the Chardonnet couloir (middle of picture):

Fresh tracks...Chradonnet bowl:

A happy Dan:

Grae on the narrow sideslip to access the Grapillons hike:

On the way up to the Grapillons, North Face of Grande Casse as backdrop:

Dan, Anders and Pat reach the top:

Words not required:

On the way into the Vallons de la Sache:

East Face of the Mont Charvet:

The team (minus Anders) - Dan, Pat, Paul, Grae and Trevor:

Cheers guys, hopefully ski with you again next winter...

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