Monthly Archives: May 2013

That’s It, That’s All

Most fun ski tour of the winter (Col Du Passon variation, 26th January)

Well, after 89 days on the hill my skiing is now finished for the winter.  A lot of rain is falling in town this week but in these warm temperatures only the top of the Midi will be getting snow, so the only complete runs will be those on the north face which really don’t interest me.  So it’s time… [continue reading]

GM Closing Day

Lorne & Sandy: Unimpressed with conditions on GM closing day

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: Solid ice on piste
Weather: Sleeting and cold

Closing day at Grands Montets; the last resort-day of the winter and by far the worst conditions all winter!  The weather forecast for today wasn’t great but I figured it was worth heading up anyway just for a couple of hours to check things out.  Once we got… [continue reading]

Still Good Up High

Lorne: Airing off a roller halfway down Grand Envers

Location: Aiguille Du Midi
Snow: Powdery at the top, spring snow in the middle, slushy at the bottom
Weather: Bluebird at the top, skiing in the cloud at the bottom

Heavy rain has been falling in town for the past two days, and while this wasn’t impressing those who have packed away their winter gear already I only had one… [continue reading]

Snowboarding?

Lorne: Some sort of snowboard grab on a side-hit onto the piste

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: Slushy pistes
Weather: Mostly sunny, warm

Yes, snowboarding.  Things were looking hot and sunny for today so we had planned an easy day cruising around the lifts but managed to keep things interesting by bagging some ski and snowboard setups courtesy of Local CHX and Sanglard Sports, so Graham and I were on snowboards for a… [continue reading]

Chevalier Couloir

Graham: Nearing the end of Chevalier Couloir (Argentiere Glacier in the background)

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: Bumpy & rutted where skied, nice spring snow in untouched areas
Weather: Hazy cloud, warm

Just a few more days of skiing left in the Chamonix valley, but while many people are putting their skis away and fixing up their bikes, I’m still getting out there for whatever is available (and fixing up my bike in… [continue reading]

Boax Clothing Sale Now On

Boax Clothing end of season sale: 30-50% off all items

Some shameless self-promotion today, but I’m being honest about it so that makes it OK, doesn’t it?  The announcement: Boax Clothing’s end of season sale is now on, with 30-50% off all items in store.  That’s 50% off all men’s and women’s t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, zip-hoodies and standard beanies, and 30% off all handmade custom beanies, headbands and neckwarmers.

Boax… [continue reading]

Back In Town

Graham: Finding some nice spring snow off the back of Top Bin

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: Some hard & choppy, some nice spring snow, pistes excellent
Weather: Some hazy cloud, pretty warm

I’ve been in the UK for most of this week sorting some stuff out, but got back as soon as I could to make the most of what’s left of this winter.  Conditions have been prime this week for a… [continue reading]

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