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Saint Gervais & Apres Ski

Roslyn: Nice slushy pistes in the afternoon

Location: Saint Gervais
Snow: Perfect soft pistes, slushy low down in the afternoon
Weather: Sun & Cloud

My family’s last day of their visit to Chamonix today so we drove down the valley to Saint Gervais to enjoy some pistes (one free day with Chamonix’s MBU lift pass).  I’ve never skied the area before, only biked on the far side… [continue reading]

Touring With Snowboarders

Scotty: Two hands in the air for perfect spring snow!

Location: Aiguilles Rouges
Snow: Perfect spring snow on the main descent
Weather: Hazy cloud, warm

Another unofficial guiding mission today with Scotty, Jamie and Lav while they’re visiting, on the classic Chamonix introductory ski tour of the Crochues-Berard Traverse from Flegere to Le Buet.

With delays at every step this morning we were at the top of Floria at 11am… [continue reading]

Goodbye Dave

Lorne: Overlooking the S face of Mont Buet from the top of Brevent

Location: Brevent/Flegere/Les Praz/The Pub
Snow: Perfect soft pistes, off piste tracked but soft and skiable
Weather: Cloudy then sunny

I’ve been really up an down for the past week since Dave Tapsfield was taken from us on Mont Buet last Tuesday, but after talking through the events of the day and letting things sink in a bit I’m beginning to… [continue reading]

Skiing Pow & Drinking Booze

Lorne: Nicest turns of the day (Pylons gully)

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: 20-25cm fresh powder
Weather: Mostly sunny in the morning, cloudier in the afternoon

Bryce’s last day in town, so we made it a good one by hitting Grands Montets pretty early with hopes of sun & fresh powder, and things didn’t disappoint!  The crowds weren’t too bad at all so we were up the Lognan cablecar… [continue reading]

Italian Powder, French Apres Ski

Graham: Pow drop

Location: Courmayeur
Snow: 40-50cm fresh light powder
Weather: Heavy snow all day

Everywhere in the area has been getting hammered with snow lately, so it was a tough call on where to ski today as everything would surely be in prime condition.  Since heavy snow was forecast during the day we drove though to Italy to take advantage of Courmayeur’s… [continue reading]

Christmas Skiing

Graham: Unimpressed with snow conditions (Cornu)

Location: Brevent
Snow: Refrozen rain crust
Weather: Warm and cloudy

Not the best Christmas skiing ever, but still an OK day.  Starting off with the traditional pancake breakfast at Colin’s house, we headed up Brevent in poor light for a few cruisy laps.  Unfortunately the rain and refreeze had caused everything to stay very hard and icy, so 3 runs… [continue reading]

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