Today we skied to Giettaz and went up the first lift, where John dropped his glove. That's what happens when you try to demist your goggles on a ski lift. As Gordon was the best skier he opted to go down and retrieve it, but ended up on the wrong side of a gully and had to climb out with everyone on the lift shouting encouragement and advice. There was about 25cms of new snow but it was quite dense and not as fluffy as I would have liked. Still, it was very skiable. However, it made walking uphill difficult. I have had a pair of skins for about 10 years and for the first time I used them. John walked uphill carrying his skis and beat Gordon and me to it, even though it was considerably easier on skins.