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Arolla Ski Touring

~ Friday 21st January 2022

No fresh snow this week. In fact, there's really not much snow at all! Luckily a huge high pressure has kept it cold and still so in the shade there's still plenty to ski, and a very stable snowpack meant we could explore some steeper slopes than normal for this time of year.

In a (failed!) attempt at a "rest day" we went to Nax. A good lift system and some excellent snow on the shady side meant the legs didn't get much of a day off.

Eagle Ski Club Grimentz

~ Friday 21st January 2022

Another excellent week in Grimentz with the Eagle Ski Club

. This is a regular fixture on the Eagle calendar and a few years ago became so popular that we now run 2 weeks each season to keep up with demand, with 4 groups of skiers each week. Many people stay at the Moiry Hotel, with others staying their own apartments, rented accommodation or even camper vans.

The aim of the week is to help off-piste skiers and tourers improve their skiing, so 2 ski instructors and 2 guides run alternate days of instruction and touring/off-piste. It seems to work - we really see people improve during the week (and I learn loads too!)

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