Still, it was this kind of day, so how bad could it be?
Crowded, too. There were sometimes other skiers on the trams! Actually, I think I screwed up with this photo. I wanted a shot of the third stage, which is even smaller than this. Like being inside public john with three of your close friends.
I thought this looked like a cool direction to go, but Francesco thought it was too "crowded." Think there are 4 people in that group.
So we proceeded to hunt powder where we could, which inevitably involved me being roped into chutes and walking over rocks on exposed faces. Over behind me, in back of the glacial ice, are the rocks we had to scuttle across. How do I get myself into these situations?
I guess it was worth it. This didn't seem steep at all after risking my ass on the rocks.
This being Courmayeur, as famous for food as for skiing, I assented to a longer-than-usual lunch stop. Also because the tram on the Montebianco side closes for over an hour at lunch. I thought only my home hill did that.
But then again, that's not exactly a cafeteria with a parking lot view.