So after that we went over the other side where there far too many people on the pistes for our liking. Sadly the top lift was closed because of wind so we could not do a long run back down to the valley as planned. However, we skied some couloirs and found some lovely powder. At the bottom we had to ski out along a stream which was very challenging, with rocks and bumps and nasty surprises. Still, we all survived.
Alex had booked lunch in a lovely restaurant and told the patron that it was John's birthday so we got VIP treatment, such as some cured meats including chamois, which tasted very gamey. Alex also bought a bottle of wine and though I don't usually drink at lunchtime and particularly not when skiing, rules are made to be broken.