Musilac Mont-Blanc

The 15 year old pop-rock festival is coming to Chamonix for the first time.  Skiing in the day and 4-5 bands each evening in the Bois de Bouchet.

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…

Reasons to ski and snowboard Chamonix for Easter

Fresh tracking powder

Why ski Chamonix at Easter? The days are longer and the lifts are open longer too.  Generally the lifts open earlier and stay open later in April.  Also the evenings are lighter and in the better weather you can take your apres ski on a lovely sunny terrace and enjoy … Read on…

Mad March Gang Week

Coffee stop at Le Brevent

The time comes each year when the Mad March Gang show up.  There is a lot of skiing and a lot of food, almost invariably washed down with a lot of liquid refreshment. This year was no exception. Skied a different domain each day from Les Contamines to Courmayeur and … 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…