Reasons to ski and snowboard Chamonix for Easter

Fresh tracking powder

Why ski Chamonix at Easter? The days are longer and the lifts are open longer too.  Generally the lifts open earlier and stay open later in April.  Also the evenings are lighter and in the better weather you can take your apres ski on a lovely sunny terrace and enjoy … Read on…

Mad March Gang Week

Coffee stop at Le Brevent

The time comes each year when the Mad March Gang show up.  There is a lot of skiing and a lot of food, almost invariably washed down with a lot of liquid refreshment. This year was no exception. Skied a different domain each day from Les Contamines to Courmayeur and … 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…

Col de Passon best ski of the season

Powder skiing

Yesterday we had a bin booked for the top of Les Grands Montets so headed up with a crevasse kit each and skitouring stuff. Destination was the Col de Passon and then to ski down the Le Tour glacier into Le Tour village. The ski down to the Argentiere glacier … Read on…

Pow Pow and Pow

Sarah

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 … Read on…

The snow has arrived

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 … 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…

Learning to ski again

Alisons Group

The weather is cold and the snow that we have is in good condition. Day one of a ski course with Alison Culshaw at Grands Montets went very well. Breezy has a few things to work on and she is working on me to get her some heated socks for … Read on…