Day 1 for Ken on the VB

Ken

Crazy Ken arrived yesterday with a completely new rig, skis, bindings boots and more. We decided to book an Aiguille du Midi and christen his new toys on the Vallee Blanche.  After battling the masses on the ridge everyone dispersed in different directions so it felt like we had the … Read on…

Sunshine celebrations

Alpage de Balme

The last week of so has been fantastic sunshine.  Not always scorchers but we have had a couple of days with temperatures in the teens of degrees.  Spring skiing conditions with the freezing overnight temperatures rendering the pistes bullet proof and then the sunshine softening the snow by mid morning.  … Read on…

Saturday Market

Knives

Glorious sunshine Saturday so took a stroll through the Market. Every Saturday morning there is an amazing market in Chamonix.  If your chair needs recovering or you need new shoes head to the side nearest the swimming pool. The best bit is the other side of Place Mont Blanc where … Read on…

So much snow, so much fun

Breezy

The recent snowfall in Chamonix has opened up a world of possibilities for skiing and snowboarding. We opted to head to Grands Montets where the trees on the lower slopes offer some visibility even when it is dumping snow. Arrived at 0930hrs and the Plan Joran bubble had just opened … Read on…

A picture is worth a thousand words

Bochard

February has been busy with family groups in the chalet. All keen skiers they have been out the door early and back late to make the most of the snow. The snow has kept really well and recently we have seen fresh arriving which is great for both the piste … Read on…

Croise Baulet ski tour

possy

A great friends Birthday so a small group of us set off ski touring from Combloux up to the Croise Baulet. Combloux is a family resort linked to Megeve and was absolutely packed for the half term. Some of the pistes were brown where the earth was showing through. We … Read on…