The winter is under way in Chamonix

Rene Anouk Breezy and Al

This weekend has seen Grands Montets, Brevent, Flegere and Les Houches open with light powder yesterday on the lower slopes and slightly wind affected higher up. Here is a little montage of images for you. Read on…

The end of another winter season in Chamonix Mont Blanc

dome de gouter

It has been an exceptional winter season for snow but not for sunshine.  We have had more awesome powder days than we can remember but not always been able to see a lot.  Some days the camera has been safely … Read on…

Ski Touring Col du Passon down to Le Tour

Breezy skiing powder

We thought that the ski down from the top of Grands Montets was nice. That was nothing compared to ski from Col du Passon down to Le Tour. An awesome ski touring day with the luck of untracked powder for most of the descent. Read on…

Aiguille du Midi to Helbronner ski tour

Start of the Vallee Blanche

The ridge from the top of the Aig du Midi is in fantastic condition. Once kitted up again at the bottom of the ridge the crowds disperse in various different directions. We headed over the flats toward Helbronner. Someone had very kindly put a track in (while we were faffing about in the lift line) skirting under the crevasses and off up to the Italian side. After a quick bite of lunch we enjoyed fresh tracks virtually all the way down the Vallee Noir to Salle a Manger. Read on…

The day it all came together – sunshine and powder at Grands Montets

Wind and powder skiing

This season we have definitely had our fair share of powder days in Chamonix. One could not always see very well, but on Thursday that all changed. Destination Grands Montets for one of the first lifts up the mountain.  You … Read on…

Half term round up for Chamonix skiing and snowboarding

Breezy in powder

February has been an awesome month in Chamonix with all manner of weather. We have had powder skiing in the trees at Les Houches with the Greenwood family. Blue skies and powder at Domaine de Balme. A chalet full of folk on an Introduction to Ski Touring week with Alison and Rob. And a ski tour for Sauze’s Birthday up Pointe de la Croix from Arpy in Italy. Read on…

Vallee Blanche from the Aig du Midi

Vallee Blanche

Paul has been on an Intermediate All Terrain Ski Course with Mark Gear all week and decided to round off the week with A Vallee Blanche with EV2 ski school. He was kind enough to share the pictures with us. The whole group of six with the High Mountain Guide skied out down to Chamonix Town for a well deserved beer. Read on…

When it snows head for the trees

bombardino

Föhn wind in Chamonix is a warm valley wind which can strip the snow from lower slopes. Fortunately due to some enterprising fellows in the past there is a tunnel under the Mont Blanc through to Italy. The great thing about that is that the Föhn wind in Chamonix often means that it is dumping powder snow in Italy and there are plenty of trees. Read on…