Sunday, 16 December 2007

Great conditions across the Alps!

Great reports are coming in from all across the Alps, with most areas getting a good share of the early snowfalls. Here in the Savoie the sun is out and the slopes are still quiet. the last few days have been very cold which has kept the snow in perfect condition with nice 'squeaky' snow on piste and soft and fluffy powder off piste. Over in Chamonix conditions sound awesome, Jonny, Kenton and Guy all reporting great snow in the Marbrees couloir on the Italian side of the range.

In Courchevel all the Saulire couloirs have been skied despite the cable car being temporarily out of action, and the Suisses bowl is very well filled in for so early in the Season. Long may it continue...

Gigi takes to the air:

Al cruising some easy-angle powder:

Al warming up with a small drop off the edge of 'Big Bertha' in the Suisses area:

Gigi in the Rocher de L'Ombre bowl:

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Best start to the season since 1996!

Thats how the Savoie avalanche bulletin is describing the current conditions. Certainly the best start to the winter that I've seen in the 9 years I've been working in the 3 Valleys. Still a few spaces left on January's off-piste weeks so head on over to the website for details...

A few photos from the Loze area of Courchevel this morning:

And beware the killer mice of Courchevel!!..

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Winter is here...

Winter is a coming... in fact it's here! This is the view from my house in Bozel at 845m altitude. A good couple of inches on the ground and still coming down. Not a bad start to the winter...let's hope it keeps going!