Several years ago here in the Pays des Ecrins I was always in the right place. There was always a lot of snow, we had not yet skied all the powder or another dump was already falling. But last year in particular it was very sparse. A small dump in December, a mini-dump in January and that was about it. But with the current start to the season, let's not think too much about that, because what a lot of snow has fallen since the beginning of December. And more snow is coming!
It immediately feels like old times again. White roads, thick snow on the parking lots and my old familiar larch forests. Because of the high avalanche risk, we stay far away from all the steep slopes but that was not to spoil the fun because deep powder and larch trees that equals an intense feeling of happiness!
The fun isn't over after last week and now this week because PA2 is coming up with a special-mention for the Ecrins, so I'm pretty sure what I'll be doing next Friday!