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~ Wednesday 27th January 2016

More of the same...in a good way! Blue skies, fresh tracks and spookily deserted. After a few warm days and over a week without new snow it was a pleasant surprise to find so much good skiing today - really good snow and no-one else around. We started with the quick-but-steep traverse round to the Becs de Bossons hut, always a good wake-up in the morning.

Cabane des Becs de Bossons

From there, a quick descent on good snow leads to the Lac de Lona

and then it's skins back on for the climb to the Basset de Levron. Someone had been up to the Sassenaire shoulder, but there was no track to the Basset, and no tracks down the other side on surprisingly good spring snow (in January!)


Another nice pitch leads down to the Lac des Autannes...

You could make a fast traverse back to the Moiry dam from here, but you can put on skins (again) and head up for more skiing. We made it to the ridge at the 2943m spot height.

From there, excellent cold snow and fresh tracks for a pitch...

And another...

And another...

and yet another...

And to end the day, the descent from the Moiry dam is still ok to ski, with nice snow hidden in shady aspects.