A GOOD FINISH

GRAND MONTETS 30th April 2018

CHALKY WINDBLOWN POWDER 15/25 cms

BECOMING CLOUDY

When will the Chamonix lifts open on time!

For the last few years Grand Montets has offered up a day or two of winter snow at the end of April. Cham Meteo told me last night that 30 to 50cms of fresh snow, heavily windblown, was expected with clear skies first thing today.   I wasn’t the only one to read the forecast and wasn’t quite at the front of the queue despite arriving at 08.10

There was a rush for the top bin so I headed for Bochard to be rewarded by 15cms of powder on piste and first tracks bar 2  pisteurs. Pendant Chair is closed for the season and the access to the bowl  was roped off. It must have put some skiers off as I had first tracks in Pendant Bowl on the next lap. The snow was windblown so the gullies provided great conditions and justified another lap.

First Tracks in Pendant Bowl

The high winds had scoured Herse and the Canadian Bowl. Clouds moved in. Time to go home.

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