Ski touring and the Vallee Noir

Ice cave Vallee Blanche

Sunshine has featured quite heavily recently. Today was no exception.  Three of us set off from the Aiguille du Midi to ski tour over to Helbronner and have a coffee in the restaurant at the top of the Skyway.  It is an amazing lift station and gives magnificent views of … Read on…

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…

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…

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…

Col de Berard and into Buet

Into the shade

What an adventure! Three of us set off for the Crochues-Berard traverse into Buet. The Foehn wind was blowing and so the Flegere up lift from the valley floor was not running. Hopped a bus from the chalet and got up Le Brevent to ski over to the liaison. Funnily … 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…