Europe 2014 – Courchevel Powder
"I don't know if its the powder or the drugs I took this morning, but I feel terrific!" — un-named YESturian
We awoke Monday to clearing skies and fresh snow on the ground. By the time breakfast was finished and we headed down to the lifts, it was bluebird. The reports said 15cm but it was more in some places. Dick's group had the privelge of skiing with Marie our guide and she made sure they had a great day. She found some excellent runs and fresh powder as she led the group from one valley to the next. Across rolling hills to open cow pastures the group's leg were burning as they finally made it to Saint Martin for lunch. The restaurant was a big hit and the group loaded up on fuel for the ride back. They made it back to Courchevel with big grins and great stories about a wonderful day.
Fresh tracks + sunshine = heaven
Paul heading down the open fields
Leanne leading the charge
The team with their guide, Marie
While the patrol was doing avalanche control, Linc's group was busy skiing the powder around the Biollay area. Once the upper lifts opened it was to the top of the Saulire to find some steep and deep. With endless possibilities, the group managed to sniff out some fresh lines in the steep terrain.
Mike in the pow with Stu dropping in over the roll
Stu in the soft stuff
Linda exploding through the powder
View looking down the Saulire tram-line
Meanwhile Meesh's group was playing in the trees in the Chenus area before heading up top and skiing down to Meribel -Mottaret. The snow was fantastic as they managed to get some fresh lines under the Pas du Lac gondie. Mont du Vallon was the destination for the afternoon but the clouds rolled in the out went the lights. By the time they made it back to the top of the Saulire, the clouds parted and it was back to sunshine-ish.
Dingster among the trees
Silvija in the powder heading to Meribel -Mottaret
Kim skiing the powder under the Pas du Lac gondie
Everyone had a great day and the smiles on faces where everywhere. Another great day in the books and here's hoping for more tomorrow.
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