Chamonix got a spring feeling during week 11. The snow on mountain south faces started its transformation into corn/slushy snow. North facing slopes up high remained powdery though, and the ski touring in Chamonix has offered many excellent descents. The end of March is now bringing some heavy snowfalls and the return of powder skiing conditions off the lifts. Read More
Monthly Archives March 2010
How Hard Is It To Climb Mont Blanc?
We often get the following question before people book a guided Mont Blanc ascent with us: How hard is it? How much preparation and acclimatization do I need? How do I train for climbing Mt Blanc? This is what you can expect from a week of mountaineering in Chamonix including the ascent of Mt Blanc: Read More
Topo of Aiguilles Rouges Ski Tours
Featuring some popular ski tours in Les Aiguilles Rouges in Chamonix. Starting from the Index chair lift in Flegère, over various mountain passes, and skiing down Vallon de Bérarde to the train station in Le Buet. We like the Aiguille Rouges ski tours because you hike up on south faces and ski north faces. This often means enjoying the sun on the way up and skiing cold powder on the way down until late spring. Read More
Biggest Storm of The Winter – Chamonix Feb
After a long time of cold temperatures and light snow we got warm and unstable weather during week 8. Just when the winter fleeces were about to be stached away we got hit by the biggest storm of the year on the 26 Feb - it just would not stop snowing! Warm and variable weather with regular snow falls and strong winds seams to follow in the footsteps of the big dump... keeping powder skiing on its peak and avalanche danger high. Read More