Chamonix Backcountry Ski Week

Great to be organising another excellent Chamonix Off Piste skiing holiday this week and catching up with Stephen and David again for the first (but not the last!) time this season.

These trips are always very varied, finding the best conditions in Chamonix and the surrounding area each week.  With strong winds high up for much of the time, we skied excellent powder at lower levels – visiting Le Tour, Les Contamines, Megeve, Combloux and Geitraz  – via a combination of lift accessed off piste, itinieres and lift assisted day tours.

Highlight of the week was without doubt the final two days, where around a metre of fresh snow arrived… the whole of the Chamonix Valley closed due to avalanche risk, so we went down the road to the quieter family resorts where nobody skis off piste – and it was totally brilliant!

Day touring into Switzerland
Heading into the backcountry at Les Contamines
1 metre of fresh powder!
Nick lapping up the Pow
and repeat…
Playing in the tress