Tag Archives: Trient

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]

Couloir du Pissoir

Graham: First turn of the descent

Location: Argentiere Basin to Trient
Snow: Sugary/soft/crusty
Weather: Hazy cloud

A little redemption today on the Couloir du Pissoir after failing to take the best approach route last winter.  From surprisingly quiet first bins at Grands Montets we headed across the Argentiere Glacier to climb to Col du Passon, across the Tour Glacier to climb to a col south-east of… [continue reading]

Trient Couloirs

Lorne: Beginning the descent to Trient in nice sugary snow

Location: Tête De Balme to Trient
Snow: Mostly soft & sugary
Weather: Mostly cloudy, cold

There were a few plans for touring being discussed last night but still feeling a bit lazy Graham and I went for a ski to Trient this morning instead, figuring that the snow would still be decent there and being an area I’d still never… [continue reading]

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