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~ Wednesday 9th March 2011

 After a slightly challenging 2 days in the Verbier lift system it was a relief to be back touring today...Whilst excellent the 4 Valleys area gets skied out very quickly and at the moment seems to be either rock-hard piste or bumps. Combined with the holiday queues this isn't ideal...

Yesterday we saw the Mont Fort North East face from beneath and it looked good. It was, boot up to the summit cross and the crowds were left behind for an excellent steep ski on good skied-out spring snow. A quick skin up the Rosablanche, lots of fresh tracks down, then Col de Prafleuri and more fresh tracks. Skate round the dam and then down into the land of bumps and queues!


Mont Fort summit and Grand Combin

View towards Pantalons Blanc, La Sale, Pleureur, Cheilon