The snow has arrived in Chamonix

Breezy

At last we have a significant dump of snow and the valley is opening up. This week we have cleared the drive daily, even multiple times in one day. The fresh snow saw the valley close down while the lift company made it all safe and today, the sun has come out and the valley has opened up again. Read on…

Little by little the snow is being laid down

Dramatic cloudscapes

The cloud in the valley gave way to clear skies and dramatic cloudscapes over the Mont Blanc Massif. The snow on the piste down from the top of Le Brevent was excellent, 4″ of fresh powder on perfectly groomed corduroy piste. 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…

Cold keeps the snow light & fluffy

Powder hunting

The weather has turned super cold which is keeping the snow in good condition. We spent a few hours up at Le Brevent today seeking out fresh tracks off piste before the light went flat as the clouds came in. The top has still not opened as it opens up … Read on…

Christmas and New Year plus lots of snow

Julia enjoying snow

The Festive Season is over and the snow has arrived big time. Fabulous guests and great fun was had over Christmas and New Year. Thank you all for the laughs and for sending through your images. We had guests take advantage of the sun and the snow with skiing and … Read on…

El Niño and Bumper Snow?

Alt 2000 Le Brevent

Could be in for a good snow year. “Weather experts say that the Earth could be experiencing the strongest El Niño for more than 60 years.” ~ BBC News Apparently a strong El Niño causes colder, drier winters in Northern Europe and milder wetter winters in Southern Europe. Fortunately for … Read on…

March and spring skiing plus touring

Grippy pistes at Grands Montets

Roundup of the last few days. Chamonix has been lucky with snowfall over the last couple of weeks and blessed with sunshine inbetween. Today we are just back from skiing the north facing domain of Grands Montets. The pistes were firm but not icy and the off piste is super … Read on…

More fresh snow arrives in Chamonix

Fresh tracking

Powder everywhere. Having had over a week of great weather over the Half Term break, the snow has once again landed in Chamonix. This morning we shot off down the valley for the weekly food shop and then scuttled up the hill to Le Brevent to see what state the … Read on…