Monthly Archives: January 2017

Combe du Pouce

Graham: Skins back on for the crossing towards the Gliere

Location: Aiguilles Rouges
Snow: Mixed
Weather: Bluebird, warm

With warm temperatures and high winds earlier this week we weren’t expecting great snow today, but had planned an interesting new little route in the Rouges for a bit of fun anyway: the Combe du Pouce on the W face of the the Aiguille de la Glière with an exit to Le… [continue reading]

Just Pistes

Nice to get the piste skis up to speed

Location: Les Houches
Snow: Firm pistes
Weather: Bluebird

Just a few piste laps on the GS skis before work this morning.  Excellent firm snow, no crowds and not as cold as earlier in the week… [continue reading].

Le Petit Croisse Baulet E Face

Graham: Dropping into the E face of Le Petit Croisse Baulet

Location: Portes du Mont Blanc
Snow: 25cm powder, a little sugary lower down
Weather: Bluebird, cold, windy up high

A little resort touring today from Megeve’s lifts, something we had heard is worth some short hikes and an area we know a little from summer biking.

From the Combloux base we took lifts up to Sommet des Salles before a… [continue reading]

Here We Go Again

Colin: Deep

Location: Le Tour/Vallorcine
Snow: 25cm powder on a good base, some wind-affected snow
Weather: Bluebird, cold

Proper snow is here, holiday crowds have left town and I’m kind of on top of things with work, work and work now, so time for some skiing.

Le Tour’s Tete de Balme chairlift didn’t open yesterday so we took a gamble and headed… [continue reading]

The Longest Autumn

First ride back home after my Canada trip (Flegere, 31st October)

In recent years autumn has jumped from being my least favourite season of the year to possibly my favourite of all, with nice cool weather, a bit of moisture on the trails and very low crowds making for perfect biking conditions. After returning from Canada I was a little worried that I’d like Chamonix’s natural trails less than before, being… [continue reading]

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