Spring skiing conditions for the end of the winter season

Mont Blanc

Chamonix has given over to Spring conditions with warmth transforming the snow through the day. The Vallee Blanche is in amazing condition down to the Ice Caves at Montenvers. Ski touring is also really popular to access good snow up … Read on…

Ski touring season and some awesome conditions

Ski touring Autannes Chamonix

The snow conditions back country have been amazing this past week. We have ventured over the Autannes from Le Tour and had numerous excursions from the Aiguille du Midi. As one of the group said “that is the best ski I have ever had”. Read on…

Winter is back with vengeance

Ken

Sun has given way to snow and there is a lot of it. Day two of powder skiing in Chamonix. You either pretend you can see or head for the trees. More snow daily as the slopes get topped up for some awesome skiing and snowboarding. Dream forest at Grands Montets has been the preferred destination. Read on…

Ski Touring and Split Boarding chalky snow

Split boarding

We have been heading up the Aiguille du Midi and ski touring over to the Helbronner for coffee. The coffee is  great and inexpensive and we have been building up some fitness at the same time. The skiing down the Vallee Noir has also been in brilliant condition with chalky snow and no bumps. The 517 steps from the ice cave at Montenvers up to the gondola to reach the train have assisted with the fitness regime. Read on…

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…