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Weather, Courmayeur and Pete – Feb 27th 2011

March 3, 2011

After the sunny weather and my solid neck tan from yesterday (Feb 26th, previous post) Will and I headed over to Pete’s hood Courmayeur to escape the socked in weather system that enveloped Chamonix. The original plan was ski the Capucin Couloir off the Col du Tacul but you can only do what weather permits, and in Chamonix the weather was no good. It’s a well known fact that due to the Mont Blanc Massif the two places have very different weather systems and sure enough we arrived through the Mont Blanc tunnel to a little fresh snow and much better visibility than Chamonix. Weather was in and out all day providing glimpses of decent visibility but not enough to get out and stretch the legs with a tour. So off we went following Pete in to the white, skiing a few of the classic off piste areas of Courmayeur. Conditions were pretty decent, about 20cm of new stuff freshening up a very crusty base. In some of the areas a decent amount of wind blow in made for good turns. P H O T O S………

Will and Pete creating some fresh tracks…..

Pete and the seemingly long ski poles….

Following the summer road back through the park…

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