Espace Killy - January 1999

A trip by car to Tignes with Cathy, Chris and John. We started early and drove the whole way on one day arriving in Tignes (Val Claret) in the early evening. We ended up with a relatively large but scruffy apartment which meant that no-one had to sleep in the loung.

Sunday 3rd January 1999

First day and finding our way around. Nice fresh snow, but still snowing and high winds at higher elevations.

Monday 4th January

Sunny with blue skies all day, great snow conditions. Skied all the way down to Les Brévières for lunch. Mostly gentle cruising with the odd difficult slope thrown in.

Tuesday 5th January

Perfect conditions. Skied over towards the Val d'Isere area and down to the village of La Daille. Nice ungroomed stuff off the Grand Pre lift.

Wednesday 6th January

Lessons for Cathy and John. Chris and I went to the Grand Motte glacier.

Thursday 7th January

An eventful day which saw Cathy carried off Carline A on a stretcher with a twisted knee. Chris and I found one extremely steep face.

Friday 8th January

Not such a good day. The weather changed and Cathy could not ski because of her twisted knee. Fog rolling in and out and rather cold.