New Friends and Fresh Tracks

On Christmas day I was fortunate to get chatting with and ultimately skiing with two British guys, James and his brother-in-law, John.  James and his wife Michelle own an apartment in Nendaz and consequently James in particular has skied the area extensively and has been guided around by various friends.  It was his turn to “pay it forward’ and guide John and I today.

We really only did two runs but both of them were full of perfect, light, fluffy untouched snow.  Yet because you need to hike to both areas – just 5 minutes for the first and a very steep, scary 20 minute climb up the “Stairway to Heaven” for the second – much of the snow stays untouched by the bulk of the tourists.  Best day yet!

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