Holiday period over

January 6th, 2015

Everyone knows that there’s been a slow start to the European winter. Maybe even more precisely an Eastern Alps “issue”. As the holiday period started, a small snowfall fell, opening up many of the higher resorts. The last time I posted was after a trip to Tignes and it wasn’t possible then to ski back down to the town of Le Lac. They profited and other resorts stayed closed for the Christmas week. In Chamonix, we’re relatively lucky having the mecca of the Grands Montets – North  facing and starting at 1972m on our doorstep!

The big snow arrives in Le Tour Snowed in in only a few hours

The next morning the busiest week of the season starts and at Les Houches it was……NUTS to get tickets as no-one had pre-booked due to lack of snow.Lift ticket queue at Les Houches


So, the hols are over, normality reigns and Powderama’s not driving all over the alps searching for snow. A total of 1300kms driven, 6 visits to Verbier, twice to Coumrayeur and 3 times to St Gervais. Not bad for being based in Chamonix 😉


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