Monthly Archives: December 2017

Flegere Powder

Further down the Lachenal couloir

Location: Flegere
Snow: Moderate/deep powder
Weather: Sunny then hazy cloud

Excellent conditions on Flegere this morning with Index open for the first time this winter.  Crowds were pretty low and the snow seems to be stabilising well, although there were still a few rocks lurking just under the surface… [continue reading].

Getting Deeper

Pretty easy to find untracked snow today

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: Moderate powder on a good base, heavy below 2000m
Weather: Moderate snowfall

Deeper snow today on Grands Montets and surprisingly few people out enjoying it, making it very easy to take quick laps of the Tabé chairlift.  We tried a traverse from the Marmottons chairlift towards the Lognan Refuge but poor visibility was making for frustrating… [continue reading]

Powder

Kathryn: A little piste-side powder

Location: Les Houches
Snow: Shallow powder on a good base
Weather: Heavy snowfall, some wind

I probably wouldn’t have skied today if I didn’t have a friend visiting but pretty glad that I did get out for a few hours in the morning.  Not many lifts were running but crowds were also less than I had imagined they would be… [continue reading]

Learning to Tour

On the way up

Location: Planards
Snow: Fresh & heavy/artificial snow
Weather: Light snowfall

My old pal from Kathryn is in town for the weekend and was keen to get out for an introduction to ski touring.  Unsure of how the weather would change through the day and keen to avoid any crowds we picked the Planards area for a couple of quick skinning… [continue reading]

Opening Day

Graham: Best snow of the day just down from Col des Rachasses

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: Variable, some rocks
Weather: Cloudy, some wind

I’ve had a pretty hectic time since returning from Canada with a new apartment to move into and a lot of work on but Grands Montets opened today so I thought I should get out for my first ski of the winter.

Only the Bochard, Marmottons and Tabé lifts… [continue reading]

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