Last week had been really epic all over the Alps. Gressoney got 2 meters of new snow. It wasn't fresh and fluffy powder, it was a little bit wet, but anyway it was really a lot of snow!!
Due do this big dump snow stability was critical and big avalanches could occur also on flat faces; I saw snow drifting also in the woods. Avalanche danger were 5 on 5 and unluckily some people died out there; a thought for them and for their families. Ride In Peace.
The very first day was really dangerous and Camillo, Fede and I skinned on the slopes then “tried” to ski in the woods...
It was impossible to ski on the flat parts and almost impossible were the woods were steep. The amount of snow was so large that you could only dig a deep trench, then the weight of the snow would stop you. It was not a pleasant feeling because that gave you a sense of imprisonment, almost suffocation. Also the skinning part was really difficult: even trying to stay on the snowcat tracks you were knee deep in the snow!
To ski in that condition you would need a beast like this!!
The storm finished Friday evening and on Saturday and on Sunday we got plenty of tree action; it was ust amazing to jump everywhere knowing that you would land on a soft mattress.
The storm is gone leaving a beautiful Christmas present
Unluckily I hit hard a rock and i injured my leg... Nothing serious but for a few days I'm out of the games...
Here my full report