First days skiing of the season Chamonix

Grands Montets Chamonix

On Saturday we skied Grands Montets and were in the lift line as it opened with a few hundred others. We did a few runs off the Bochard to get our legs going and the snow actually got better as the morning progressed. Sunday we thought we would beat the crowds and ski tour up from Le Tour where the lifts are closed. There were probably a hundred cars in the carpark and people all over the hill at Domaine de Balme. The sun shone but the temperature was still bitter with wind at altitude. Great to get the legs going and a very pleasant ski down. Read on…

Reasons to ski and snowboard Chamonix for Easter

Fresh tracking powder

Generally spring skiing is when the days are hot and the snow surface melts making it great for skiing.  Overnight the temperatures drop and the surface refreezes making it “bullet proof” first thing in the morning before the sun heats it up again and we ski all over again. Read on…

A picture is worth a thousand words

Bochard

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…

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. 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 multiple occasions
  • We have had to ski powder snow for most of the week

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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…

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…