Ski Tour from the Aig du Midi for coffee in Italy


5 of us set off from the Aiguille du Midi down the ridge and on to the “tourist route” Valle Blanche. Transferring to climbing skins under Mont Blanc du Tacul we traversed the crevasses and headed up to the top of the new Skyway lift from Courmayeur. Read on…

A picture is worth a thousand words


The snow has kept really well and recently we have seen fresh arriving which is great for both the piste conditions and the off piste too. We have also managed to make the most of the great snow conditions with trips through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to Courmayeur and skiing in Chamonix. Read on…

Pow Pow and Pow


The last week or so has given us some unstable conditions. By that I mean that we have had weather. Snow, and not all of it above the height of the driveway to the chalet. This have had two consequences:-

  • We have had to clear the drive of snow on multiple occasions
  • We have had to ski powder snow for most of the week

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Seeking out the soft snow

Rustic barn

Les Contamines also has amazing pistes and the touring is good too over the Col de Fenetre and the Col de Cicle. The Roman Road back to the Gorge is getting really icy and there are a few rocks so take crampons just in case. Read on…

Snow pizza prosecco

A short hike

Wall to wall sunshine lead us to La Flegere where after a little exertion from the top of the index lift we got to play with some fresh tracks. Tuesday was a friend’s Birthday through in Pila, Italy so we popped through the tunnel, cruised perfect pistes, ate pizza and drank prosecco. Read on…

Festive round up

Brigitte & Lisa

The whole Christmas and New Year thing has been a little mad this year with people arriving and leaving all over the place due to the dates falling over the weekends. Although the skiing and boarding has been limited in terms of the slopes that are open, generally the snow … Read on…

Fabulous ski course with Alison Culshaw

Start of the day Courmayeur

That’s the end of the course with Alison and all her clients thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt loads. The course was mainly based at Les Grands Montets in Chamonix for the mornings but today the group went through to Courmayeur for a whole day of tuition. As you know Breezy … Read on…

Our first ski day of the winter season

Great pistes

The first day that we put skis on is always a little scary. Can you actually remember how to do this? Well the good news is that we could, and what a great day to get the legs going. We trundled off to Courmayeur with some friends and shredded up … Read on…