April's started and, with it, the weather is suddenly starting to feel like spring. March ended with a gradually dropping snowline so, by the time April started on Easter Sunday, there was a good 40cm of new snow in the mid-mountain and over 60cm up in the high mountains. A perfect combination for great skiing, albeit with some difficult decisions to stay safe off-piste.
With the clouds coming and going high up at first, we started with a few laps from the mid station of the Midi. It's not often you get great tree skiing this late in the season, and it's even rarer that you can ski the Midi mid-station without a long wander back to the valley floor. After a quick coffee and croissant stop, the clouds seemed to be parting so we filled the rucksacs with the requisite equipment for the high mountains and headed to the top of the Midi.