Friday, 21 March 2008

Chamonix - Quick Hit

Quick hit over in Chamonix this week for a days work on the Grands Montets with Mat and his Dad, with the pistes as good as they have ever been, and great soft snow off-piste. With the top lift having been shut the day before there was still loads of fresh stuff left by the time we went up...

The view from the top of the Grands Montets, looking at the North face of Les Drus, and beyond the Chamonix Aiguilles and Mont Blanc.

Wednesday I had the pleasure of a mornings skiing and catching up with a couple of friends I'd not seen for a while, and then into the 'boot room' at Sanglard Sports for a bit of boot-fitting from Jules (the master boot-fitter-man).

Reports are of great conditions in the Vallee Blanche, with face shots down the Col du Plan/Grand Envers. Couloir Cosmiques is being skied in good conditions, and classic Argentiere tours (Col du Tour Noir etc) sound in good condition. The high North Faces are very grey though...but the current heavy snowfalls may change this.

1 comment:

  1. Ever skied down the "Dru" side of the Grands Montets onto the Mer de Glace ?
    It's my fantasy to try it, but i have no idea of it's hard or not. My level is pretty good, but i have never done any Hors-piste like this before.