Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Tuesday - Jaillet

Today John and I skied at Jaillet.  We caught the first bus, which was late as usual.   We skied four runs down to the Pertuis chair before the queues built up and then skied the red Jouty run.   They were great fun.   We then decided to go over to Giettaz which was a big mistake.   The top chair had two speeds, slow and stop, so there were huge queues.  We were quite excited a few years ago when they announced that they were replacing the old slow chair lift, only to find that the fast drag lifts had been removed and the slow chair had been replaced by two slow chairs.   Progress??  There are two nice runs which used to go down to the second drag lift.  That is still there but no longer working, and one has to ski down to the bottom of the second chair, meeting the crowds coming up from the bottom.  I think we shall be giving that a miss until the French holidays are over.
We did find a little bit of off piste to ski, but it involved walking up hill to a track to get out, so it wasn't really worth it. In addition, we were on our piste skis and not powder skis so that added to the challenge.
It turned out to be another glorious day.  However, the valley was under a dense cloud of fog, which must have been depressing for those in Sallanches and St Gervais.  OK for those of us in Megeve.      
We are back to UK for a few days on Thursday so will not be blogging for about a week. Have fun!

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