Len – Monday March 18th

After yesterday’s warm weather and the delightfully soft snow, when I looked at the outside thermometer first thing this morning and saw -5C, I knew that we would be facing hard frozen pistes for the opening runs of the day.  But I reckoned without the excellent work overnight by the “pistenbullies” who had made every piste as smooth as a billiard table (well almost!).  With 2 to 3 inches of fresh powder on top, I was gobsmacked by the excellence of the pistes (even though it was very very cold) and our morning saw us covering Verdon North and South plus the drop from the top of Becoin down to the bottom of Envers with ease.  Luke having a grin like a Cheshire Cat because he felt no ill effects from his dodgy knee.  He put it under even more pressure in the afternoon as we flew down Inversens and the Levasset and it stood up to it.  Even bigger grins…. I was feeling the need for a hot bath so headed for Collosses and home while Luke and Rachel went off to ski for a while with our French friend, Noemie.  Sunny for the rest of the week I’m told… I can see exhaustion setting in….