Last week I was in the Val D'Anniviers running the offpisteskiing.com and Jagged Globe Off Piste Improvers course.With a good snowfall on the Saturday and reasonably stable weather forecast for the week we really hit the jackpot with conditions - still finding perfect untracked powder on Friday afternoon!
From our hotel base in Grimentz we had easy access to the great skiing in both Grimentz and Zinal which offer great terrain for skiers looking to step up their off piste skiing. A big thank you goes out to Chas, Peter, Pete, Kate, Linda and Aiko for their enthusiasm and willingness to take new ideas on board - everyone really stepped up their game throughout the week!
Day 1 - starting the week in style with powder and blue skies!:
A run down past the Moiry dam on day 2:
Day 3 - still good powder in Zinal's 'Middle Bowl':
A trip away to Chandolin & St Luc - still good powder even on the sunny side!:
In the Chamois couloirs:
Ending the week as it began, 600m+ vertical of perfect untracked powder straight off the lifts!: