After a couple of weeks of warm and sunny weather, we'd all got pretty used to spring snow and topping up the goggle tan on the pistes. It came as a bit of a shock to read the forecast: snow, and snow to town level at that!
Before we get onto that, though, how are the pistes looking at the moment? With the clocks going back we took advantage of the firm south-facing snow early in the day to try and ski some of the couloirs above the Brévent ski area from the Aiguille Pourrie. This hill is better known for hosting the last few Chamonix rounds of the Freeride World Tour. That's on the north-facing slopes, though, and we were more interested in the spring snow nestled between the spires and couloirs of the south face.