Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Deux Alpes to St Christophe

Yesterday we took the teams up to Venosc and in to the Deux Alpes ski area. The morning was spent in the Fee area with some coaching on steeper ground with variable snow.

Mark throwing some silhouette shapes:

Andy enjoying some better snow:

James in action:

In the afternoon we took both teams down the descent from Lac Noir to St Christophe - a classic line on an improbable mountainside - viewed from most angles a ski descent looks impossible but nowhere does the skiing get over 40ยบ...

First turns:

Mark takes a rest after some good powder in the first bowl:

A bit of 'technical sideslipping' to rejoin the ridge:

The snow was a bit crusty low down, but still quite skiable:

Great scenery all the way:

Views into the Vallon de la Selle from the final shoulder above St Christophe:

Tania negotiates the 'St Christophe slalom':

A well-earned beer for the team in La Cordee:

Today was another La Grave day, and despite a pessimistic briefing from the lift operators in the morning there was actually loads of wind-buffed, smooth & supportive snow to ski - not powder, but very pleasant!

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