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~ Friday 10th April 2015

It's been a busy and varied week in Arolla with some of the best weather and snow of the winter. The only bad weather of the week on Sunday gave us some great ski conditions, and a not-too-hot ascent to the Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges in the afternoon. There, we were well placed for a quick skin to the Point de Vouasson, and a brilliant ski down the shady side of the Mont de l'Étoile.

Glorious morning light climbing the Point de Vouasson

Skiing the shady side of Mont de l'Étoile on the way to la Couta

Next, it was off to the Cabane des Dix with a "father and sons" team, and a great afternoon ski down the Col de Cheilon. The following day was clear but cold and windy, with stunning views from the Pigne d'Arolla summit before a challenging ski in windblown snow down to the Cabane des Vignettes.

Skiing fresh tracks below the Col de Cheilon

In the sun at last touring on the Pigne d'Arolla

Tricky windblown snow, but great views on the way to Vignettes

A very scenic tour to the Pointe d'Oren before returning to Arolla rounded off 3 days off excellent touring.

Summit of the point d'Oren