Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Off Piste Intro #2

Last week was this winter's second Off Piste Introduction week, based in brides-les-Bains and using the 3 Valleys ski area. Despite the doom & gloom in the press there was still some good skiing to be had both on & off piste (despite internet reports of "offpiste non-existent").

Through the week we skied all corners of the 3 Valleys, finding some powder, spring snow, chalky hard-pack as well as some trickier crust and windblown snow (all educational though!).

Spring snow in the top of Lac du Lou:

And some softer stuff lower down:

Firm windpack in the Combe des Chamois:

The team on the "non-existent" off-piste!:

Some surprise powder:

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