Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Couloir des Cosmiques x6
Today I had one of the best ski days of the season. I originally wanted to go ski touring to get some training, but in the end I decided with Felix and Max to go and ski the west face of Aiguille du Midi a few times.
Felix called in sick in the morning so up I went with Max. It was a beautiful blue bird day in the mountains with almost no wind and warm temperatures.
So getting up on Midi we traversed around towards the west face and dropped in to the Cosmiques couloir. The entrance was easy to ski and the snow in the couloir was excellent and really easy to ski.
We kept on going throughout the day and Max ended up with four laps and I kept on going to six, almost seven as I just missed the last bin. I found a new Swiss friend, Jürg, on the last run and rounded of the day with a run at the Paraface with him down to the tunnel.
This was a perfect day! Six top to bottom runs in the Cosmiques, and one down the Paraface, everything in super good dry powder snow. We met plenty of cool people on the mountain and I got the boot packing I was so yearning for. Great skiing, great company, lovely weather and some physical exercise = good day out.
Thanks Max for another cool day!
The ridge from Aiguille du Midi
The entrance to the couloir
Maxime Turgeon working his way trough the entrance
Friends enjoying the pow!
Jürg rocking down to town
Aiguille du Midi