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Friday, 10 February 2012

Panoramas and other photos

A few photos (mostly panoramas) for you today...

View of Bec Rouge and Mont Pourri
View over Bourg St Maurice from just down the Ecudets run

Petit St Bernard pass from the Fort
Mont Pourri framed by cloud.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Back to La Rosiere

7 Feb 2012
7 Feb 2011

What a difference a year makes ! (Well, 38 degrees C, anyway...) Last year there was very little snow (none in the village) , and the temperature at the "front de neige" was +19C. This year there was snow at Lyon airport, 235cm at the front de neige, and the temperature is -19C.

The problem this year is stopping all the snow on the roofs bringing buildings down. A problem that isn't always solved successfully...

Building in Les Eucherts collapsed through weight of snow.

A couple of good days skiing, yesterday with the family, today over to Italy, since Jo was off on an all day snow-shoe excursion, and the other had booked a private lesson so needed to be back at ESF at 12:30. 

The weather is supposed to warm up, though it's currently cloudy with light snow forecast for tonight. It was certainly cold in the pass once the wind got up!