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Back on It (Again)

Scotty: Finding a little late-afternoon spring snow

Location: Les Contamines
Snow: Perfect pistes, some spring snow off-piste
Weather: Bluebird, warm

Not much skiing from me lately, despite the snow conditions improving somewhat and my workload decreasing.

Taking so long off skiing has driven my motivation to lows I never thought I’d see and I’ve found myself looking forward to summer more and more and really not feeling… [continue reading]

Family Snowboard Day

Quiet pistes in the morning and nice views towards Mont Blanc

Location: Les Contamines
Snow: Spring snow pistes
Weather: Bluebird, warm

My family are staying in Saint Gervais this week (a much better holiday base for families and intermediate skiers than Chamonix) so I’ve been staying with them for the last few days between day trips with my Chamonix friends, but had a day on the hill with them today in… [continue reading]

New Year, New Snow

Feels good to be in deep snow again!

Location: Les Contamines
Snow: 30cm powder
Weather: Cloud & light snow, some sunny breaks

New snow, at last.  The snow started falling towards the end of last week but I was happy to wait until the busy holiday period was over, get some work done and let the snow gather.

We headed back to Les Contamines today rather than battle… [continue reading]

A Change Of Scene

Graham: Thin cover on some pistes but at least the view was good

Location: Les Contamines
Snow: Mostly firm pistes, softening later
Weather: Bluebird

Still waiting for new snow, but it’s coming.  We headed to Les Contamines today to ski their pistes for the first time (now free on Chamonix lift passes all year) just for something different.  Pretty firm conditions especially in the morning and some traffic to dodge but not as… [continue reading]

Monts Jovet NW Couloir

Graham: Finding our entrance

Location: Les Contamines
Snow: Soft but grabby on a firm base in the shade, good spring snow in the sun
Weather: Bluebird

Touring season continues.  Graham and I weren’t sure of a good plan for today’s snow but the weather was looking good so we headed to Les Contamines (half an hour from Chamonix) to explore somewhere new.  After looking… [continue reading]

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