When will these powder days end. Not for a while yet I hope! Today was another powder day. This time on the Bellecote.
After spending yesterday in Les Arcs it was time for a change. We headed up early and went over to the Bellecote bowl via the Roche de Mio face and then did a couple of laps of the bowl in mixed conditions. Sometimes the snow was untracked powder, other times it was wind blown and a couple of times we dropped on a few rocks, ouch! But the funniest times were when 'other people' skied into a few holes or bumped over ridges which were hard to see in the flat light (it is always funny when it is not you doing this and nobody gets hurt, just have a laugh about it afterwards!).
Then the blue sky broke through and we could see the untracked powder lines from the ridge just waiting to be skied.
An hour or so later we reached the Bauches Chair having found plenty of places to make our own lines and stopped for a very late lunch before heading off the top of the Dos Rond ridge down into the waterfall gully and finally back to the Vanoise Express and onto the Altiport for a last drink and home.
With the cold temperatures right now the snow on and off piste is holding up well and there is still plenty of powder around. Tomorrow should be another good day.
If you would like to see the photos of today, take a look in the Jan 2013 Album Two on my Les Arcs Winter facebook page. Enjoy!
These are the photos I like best from today!
The Roche de Mio Face behind them.
The final gully, watch out for the holes!!