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…

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…

Seeking out the soft snow

Rustic barn

It has been a while since our last dump of the white fluffy stuff but there are still odd spots of fresh in which to lay some tracks. We have taken advantage of the sunny weather and the quiet slopes to venture out of the valley and explore different areas. … 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…

Little by little the snow is being laid down

Dramatic cloudscapes

This morning was the second time the driveway needed clearing. 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 … 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…

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…