The beginning of the season has not been one of the best i remember, especially if compared to last year.
Thin snow base, dangerous snowpack and my injured knee did not allow me to go for it like i am used to.
I have been riding mainly on the Italian side where the snow coverage is better, the atmosphere more relaxed, food and coffee “slightly” better.
January brought some good fresh snow on the Italian side, making the riding more interesting.
Yesterday with my friends Tom grant, Minna Riihimaki and Kirsty Lehtimaki we went to have a look at the Couloir cachè (Hidden Couloir) that we thought has not been skied yet this season.
The Couloir Caché is an alternative entrance to the Brenva Glacier, opened by the Italian local crew on January 9th 2009.
The couloir is accessible with 2 60 m long diagonal rappels; it is possible to ski the second exposed pitch avoiding the secong rappel and saving time.
It was a sweet sunny day, no one was around and we found 5 stars snow.
Winter is finally starting and the game is on.
Me opening the line and Tom dropping in; Thanks to Dave Searle (http://davesearle.me) for the shot !
Tom full speed and great sluff management
The girls know how to play