Splitboarder telemarker and alpine ski touring

Group photo in front of the Dent du Geant

The forecast was for sun with cloud coming in through the afternoon.  There had been a few spots of rain in Chamonix overnight so potential to find some fresh snow high up in the mountains.  Hilary had rented a splitboard from Zero G so we headed up the Aig du … Read on…

Col D’Entreves ski tour

Group photo

We just had to profit from the glorious sunshine. Plus get up high where there is still some snow which has not been transformed in the heat of the sun. Destination Col D’Entreves. Setting off from the Aiguille du Midi down the ridge, we skied down the classic Vallee Blanche … Read on…

Ski Tour from the Aig du Midi for coffee in Italy

Crevasse

5 of us set off from the Aiguille du Midi down the ridge and on to the “tourist route” Valle Blanche.  We managed to walk straight on to the lift and the ridge was not busy. There were a few guided groups heading off which we managed to pass on … Read on…

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…

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…

Les Contamines Ski Touring

Long shadows

On our day off from serving food at the chalet we set off to meet some friends for a gentle ski tour around Les Contamines. The Half Term week meant that the lift line to get up the hill was substantial but once up the crowds seemed to disperse. We … Read on…