Tag Archives: Le Tour/Vallorcine

Park Day Cancelled

View from the top of Le Tour's Summit Park

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Mixed on piste
Weather: Bluebird, some wind

I was fancying my first park day in a long time today, but nae luck.  Half the park was closed for an unpublicised kids’ comp and the rest was firm, rutted and poorly shaped.  Home for a bike ride after one run… [continue reading].

Vallorcine Powder

Graham: Dropping into the lower Vallorcine trees

Location: Vallorcine
Snow: 25cm powder, some soft windslab
Weather: Snow/cloud/sun

Decent snow off the Tete de Balme today.  Things got busy pretty quickly but we still found some good untracked stuff on each lap anyway with a little effort.


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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]

Glacier de Bron

Graham: Best snow of the day in the middle of the descent

Location: Le Tour to Trient
Snow: Smooth & soft but a bit grabby
Weather: Bluebird, windy

Snow falling for two days and blue skies forecast; conditions were going to be good today but crowd avoidance was our main goal.  So we dingied any plans of skiing Grands Montets or the Midi and instead came up with a pretty mellow touring… [continue reading]

Firm in the Park

Kickers all to myself early in the morning

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Very firm pistes, suddenly softening around noon
Weather: Bluebird, colder

I had high hopes of a really good day in Le Tour park today but sadly the snow and shaping disappointed me a little, although it was really nice to have the main line literally to myself until 10.30am.

With cold temperatures last night I knew… [continue reading]

Hot Laps

Graham: Backflip without warning, standard

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Very soft pistes
Weather: Overcast, very warm

Not much more than an hour in the park on lunch today.  Very, very soft snow and flat light so not many spins on the kickers but the rails are still riding well… [continue reading].

Jibs

My favourite rail today

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Very soft spring pistes
Weather: Overcast

A quick morning in the park today; soft spring snow first thing and a bit too soft by 11.30am so it was mostly about the rails, getting a few tricks back on them all and I was loving the first flat rail with the drop off, just a shame that… [continue reading]

Spring Park

Sleigh: Top kicker

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Soft spring pistes
Weather: Bluebird, warm

I had a bit of work to catch up on this morning but still had time for some park laps at Le Tour from 1-3.30pm.  I’m still not 100% recovered from my whiplash so thought I’d take it really easy but couldn’t resist a few spins on the top big… [continue reading]

Quick & Easy

View from Tete de Balme towards Chamonix and Mont Blanc

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Spring pistes
Weather: Bluebird

Still a little injury recovery to go before I get back into the park or a big tour (hopefully all good after the weekend), so just some piste laps on my GS skis at Le Tour this morning.  Perfect spring piste conditions up there and not much traffic so it was good… [continue reading]

A Stroll in the Park

Jack: 360 truck

Location: Le Tour
Snow: Firm pistes
Weather: Bluebird

Jack’s last day in town today and I’m still hurting from yesterday’s crash (whiplash as it turns out), so just a lazy morning in the park today taking it easy on the kickers and hitting the boxes including the newly-opened up/flat/down.

With a backdrop this good it was nice to alternate between… [continue reading]

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