Snow conditions in Chamonix

January 8th, 2013

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Despite not having snowed for one week, it’s surprisingly good still. Ok we could do with at least one more dusting but there aren’t any rocks showing through on the piste yet.

Yesterday we were at Le Tour for a warm up day. That was sun affected on the Southern facing slopes (so hard and unpleasant underfoot), but venturing off-piste, we found some untracked slightly heavier snow on the ‘Garland’, Vallorcine side, but hiking the Arollette (repeatedly) doing the North facing couloirs from the summit down towards the lake was fantastic.
Today we’re at the Grands Montets. Chalky snow, semi hard bumps, fantastic grippy pistes. It’s great stuff. No-one around other than the French ski instructor groups and the buyers for next seasons Dynastar ski range.

Roll on the next snowfall.

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