Rarely seen skiers in the Natural Environment

Last run of the day at Grands Montets

Normally skiers are confined by piste markers and restrained by barriers. We have been lucky enough to see and capture on camera some skiers playing in the wilderness of their natural habitat. When the weather is inclement they can usually be found in the trees where the visibility is better but when the sun comes out they can be seen in the open slopes of the mountain. One can occasionally hear the distinctive “Whoop whoop!” of a skier which is a sign of excitement. Read on…

Sunshine and powder skiing at St Gervais

Breezy skiing powder in the sun

After the overnight dump of snow Chamonix ski domains were all saying “More information at…” regarding opening. We opted for St Gervais. The sun shone and the powder was deep. What a fab day out of the valley. They say … Read on…

First Vallee Blanche of the winter season

Vallee Blanche

We found we had a day skiing to ourselves and so headed up the Aiguille du Midi for a recce of the Vallee Blanche. The ridge is still only partially equipped so there were very few people skiing off. Temperatures were super cold. Crampons are definitely an advantage for walking down the ridge at the moment as the going is rough. Read on…

Pockets of Powder snow

Breezy at La Flegere

The super cold temperatures have kept the snow in fantastic condition even on the south facing slopes of Brevent and Flegere. One has to work a little harder each descent to find the untracked stuff but there is plenty out there to go round. More snow due on Wednesday of this week, our day off, bring it on. Read on…

Col de La Fenetre Ski Tour Les Contamines

Col De La Fenetre ski tour

Day off at the chalet so headed out of the valley to Les Contamines for a scoot about and a short tour. The pistes were in amazing condition and deserted. The tour is only about 45minutes of up from the ski domain and gives fantastic views of Mont Blanc from the Col. Read on…