Yesterday was cloudy with some snow. Today was predicted to be the same but with more snow, and so it has turned out. After no skiing yesterday, I was keen to get out today, regardless of conditions. I took the train then the train/bus to Le Praz to go to Flegere and complete my tick list for all the lifts there. Visibility was not good but I have skied in much worse and the snow was abundant, powdery and lots of fun. You can get some idea of conditions from these two pictures
I have summarised the details of all the Flegere lifts in an open access csv file for anyone who wants more statistics (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/92495704/Flegere.csv) and a summary is below
|Lift||Type||End hgt (m)||Gain(m)||Length (m)||Date|
I was skiing for about an hour and a half at Flegere and managed to ski the black Floria, Lachenal, the Stade and Evettes, with some off piste snatched on the way. I then skied over to Brevent for a bit of off piste under the Charlenon lift, then skied down to Chamonix on the Nants Black piste, which was open for once but still managed to have a scattering of stones on many of the bends. I think, judging by my ski bases, that I managed to dodge them all but maybe the snow was deep enough that they did not do any damage.
It was a good day considering the conditions and I now have 16 lifts to do from the total of 65.