Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Off Piste Adventures week

This week I am skiing with a group from the Eagles Ski Club. Based in Bozel we are travelling wherever the snow might be good, and where we can get away from the crowds.

For the first 2 days we have been exploring the hidden sides of the 3 Valleys, finding good chalky snow on high North facing slopes:

Good spring snow with a light dusting on South facing slopes:

And some 'interesting' crust too!:

Yesterday we made our way right across the Caron/Brequin ridge to the summit of the Mont Brequin. Phil, Susi, Dan & Rob on the summit:

The West facing slopes from here down to the Col de la Vallee Etroite gave some great skiing, with soft snow on a firm base:

Hard to believe it hasn't really snowed for 2 weeks (barring last Thursday's dusting):

More soft turns!:

The rest of the run down to the Lac du Lou was more challenging, but worth the effort for the god turns up high...

Today we headed for St Foy, and the magical North Face of the Fogliettaz did not dissapoint, and delivered the goods yet again!

On the short skin to the Pointe de Fogliettaz, Mt Pourri & Aiguille Rouge behind:

Slightly 'cheeky' entry to the face:

Dan shredding some powder:

Alison picks a tight line:

And opens up the throttle lower down:

2 more days to go, what other adventures can we find?

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