Monday, December 19, 2011

Chamonix Powder...

I have been in Chamonix for the last few days in preparation for a weeks ski course with Alison Culshaw of Off Piste Performance and BASS Chamonix.

Arriving a couple of days ago the valley was in the midst of a heavy snowfall, most of the lifts and ski areas being closed due to a Catagory 5/5 avalanche risk.

Yesterday, we managed to ski down as Les Houches followed by a long route down to St Gervais.  Today, we met at the Grands Montets where only a few of the runs were open.   Despite the limited uplift there was plenty of powder to ski in the trees.  It looks like there will be further snowfalls through the week which is great news for the longevity of the season.

Pictured: Aiguille du Chardonnet from the Grands Montets.

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