This week is a week of coaching + touring adventures for a group from the Eagles Ski Club.
From a valley base in Bourg St Maurice we have been exploring all that the Tarentaise has to offer... a warm-up day in Val D'Isere with plenty of soft snow from the Friday snowfall, followed by a testing day at La Rosiere/La Thuile on Monday, with variable visibiity, but good snow off piste.
Yesterday we went back up to Val D'Isere & headed off down the Pays Desert to the Pont de la Neige for a tour over the Col des Fours. Plenty of space on Pays Desert for freshies still:
Pont de la Neige:
Great views of the Haute Maurienne:
On the way up the Christy Powder Radar (®) kicked in, and we diverted from Plan A and made for the nearby Ouille des Tretetes, with a slope of untouched powder just waiting for us:
It was quite good:
In fact it was very good!
For details of backcountry/off-piste coaching courses please have a look here...