The Rectiligne Couloir

The Rectiligne Couloir

Another busy day for Dave Searle on Tuesday, the Rectiligne Couloir in Grand Montets, a quick lap down the Grande Envers and a Glacier Rond to finish it off. The snow was knee deep and in perfect condition at each location for Dave’s 8000m decent day. For more photos and links to all the lines of … Continue reading

Brevent Couloirs And Hotel Face

Brevent Couloirs And Hotel Face

Blue skies returned on Tuesday to Chamonix to allow for some great riding all over the valley. Lorne and his group had set out to ski the ENSA Couloir in Brevent but plans quickly changed as they got to the entrance to see a number of people already rappeling down into the couloir. Instead they … Continue reading

Tour Ronde South Face

Tour Ronde South Face

After sleeping in and missing his lift thought the tunnel to Italy it seems like Dave still managed to make the most of his day. Lucky he was able to join forces with his flat mates group and persuade them as they toured towards Italy from the Aiguille du Midi that skiing the Tour Ronde … Continue reading

Italy Delivers The Goods Again

Italy Delivers The Goods Again

Seems like Italy got the best of the snow again towards the end of last week and over the weekend, with Helbroner continually popping up in my inbox again. Dave Searle was over their with Ross Hewitt along with Cedric Bernardini and others (click on their names to see their blog entries). Conditions in Courmayeur … Continue reading

Joel’s Powder Week

Joel’s Powder Week

Joel had a busy week following the recent snowfall in Chamonix. Between 20 to 40cm of fresh snow had fallen at the beginning of the week, maybe a little more up the Midi (as you can see in the video below) and Joel made good use of the different areas in Chamonix to get the … Continue reading

Verbier Snow Report

Verbier Snow Report

With friends heading up the Midi or into Italy Lorne, Bryce and Amy decided to head to Verbier for the first time this season. No queues or crowds, like most of the Alps this time of year allowed them to explore the resort quickly and make the most of the lightly tracked 20-30cm that had fallen … Continue reading

That Powder Day!

That Powder Day!

Luke Jarmey and James Sleigh headed up on the first Midi bin on Wednesday and went straight to the Grand Envers. There were a few groups down before them, but the snow was “suuuuper deep!” so that may have been a good thing. By the time they were up for their second lap the weather had … Continue reading

Couloir De La Chorde – Above Plaine Joux

Couloir De La Chorde – Above Plaine Joux

With good weather and keen to escape the resort crowds following a decent snowfall in Chamonix, Lorne, Sandy and Colin headed up Plaine Joux above Servos to ski a couloir they had spotted during the summer. The route took a little longer than planned, due to thin snow on their indented direct route and breaks … Continue reading

Couloir Sud de l’arête des Cosmiques to Vallee Blanche

Couloir Sud de l’arête des Cosmiques to Vallee Blanche

After climbing the Cosmiques arrett the day before Peter and Nick decided to start their Vallee Blanche decent  via the Couloir Sud de l’arête des Cosmiques on Monday. This certainly makes a pleasant change to queuing up on the Midi arete. Check out how much rope you might need if you are thinking of doing … Continue reading