Archives for Off-Piste Skiing

Chamonix Ski Report Feb and Mar 2012

From Siberian cold to summer warm, we skied everything from dried out powder to spring snow in February. In March, the valley turned to spring and we skied corn snow on south faces, while north faces still offered powder skiing. Enjoy the 3rd and 4th video episode of Chamonix off-piste skiing.
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Powder Skiing Early Season 11/12

Skipping the pre-season in Chamonix this year and going straight for mid-winter powder skiing during most of December! Since it started it never really stopped. The general snow cover is better then ever and we especially enjoy all the skiing on the lower half of the mountains, exploring new variations that are seldom skiable but now full of fluffy snow on a thick base.
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Skiing Dômes de Miage North Face

For months now we have been keeping a close eye on the impressive north face of Dômes de Miage. Until now the 1100m high face has had patches of ice on it, but after all this snow in May it looks well filled in. This big face, that seldom is in such good conditions, seamed like a great way to end the amazing ski season of 2010.
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Easter Powder Skiing – Steep & Deep!

Waking up on the 1st of April the spring-green Chamonix town had turned into a proper winter-white ski town, and it kept dumping all day long. 50cm on 3000m, rain-snow limit on 800m. The best April fool's joke ever! From that point onwards there is only deep powder skiing and an abundance of fresh snow to be reported. However the weather has been very changable with strong winds at times.
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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.
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Epic Powder Skiing – Chamonix in February

Kicking off February with a massive dump on both sides of the Mt Blanc mountain range, we got epic conditions for powder skiing! For 2 weeks now we have had amazing off-piste skiing in the Chamonix valley and our neighboring resorts in Switzerland and Italy. Chamonix powder report continues...visiting Punta Helbronner, Le Tour, Courmayeur and more.
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Kask of Sweden – Goggles and Beanies

A report on our new goggles and beanies from Kask of Sweden. Sharing with the Kask team a good friendship and a great passion for skiing, we have the opportunity to represent not only the brand but a whole lifestyle - living life to the full, staying creative and free in the mountains.
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An Introduction to Avalanches

In the Alps, avalanches are the principal cause of mortal accidents. Ignorance and lack of knowledge put many people on the mountain in danger. So to augment the knowledge and awareness among our clients and readers we would like to provide some information about avalanche safety. I will start with a basic comprehensive introduction to avalanches and risk assessment. This info complements our practical avalanche awareness courses in Chamonix.
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