With reports of thigh deep snow and with a blue-bird weather forecast it seemed like the only sensible thing to do was to head through the tunnel to Italy. It’s been super windy here all week in Cham with gale force winds off the summits and some nasty foehn wind in the valley which stripped trees of their branches and moved huge quantities of snow around. Italy however, didn’t disappoint. While it lasted. As normal, by midday the snow was super heavy, super deep and super dangerous. After we’d finished skiing we were sat enjoying the sunshine and coffee when a huge gust of wind and snow swept through the streets of La Palud. A massive avalanche had come off the south face of the Grande Jorasses and gone airborne across the valley. Any talk of further skiing was stopped. Like I said, it was fun whilst is lasted!