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: