Chamonix: Best Week Of The Season

  Posted by kmc on 14/02/2009 @ 17:47
Resort / Country: Chamonix, France | Visited 1673 times
The snow has kept falling this past week and the conditions just keep on getting better.
Click to view full imageHere in Chamonix the snow this week has been some of the best this season. Early in the week we had some big snowfalls but with strong winds this meant some of the area's being closed due to avalanche risk but taking the short trip through the mont blanc tunnel to Courmayeur where the lifts were running and with some tree cover some great turns were had.

Mid week the winds had eased off a little but the snow continued to fall and finally on Wednesday some of the upper lifts were opening to the delight of anyone here this week. The temps were very cold getting down to minus 25 with the wind chill so it was a good week for testing out how warm your kit was.

Click to view full image On Thursday I spent the day at Le Tour where it started off in the morning with some bad vis but the snow was still falling heavily so that was ok. In the afternoon the sun made a few appearances again and we were able to take advantage with some great lines off the top of the Posettes lift. At Le Tour we have a snow depth of 150cm

On Friday the sun was blazing all day and the snowshoes came out for a little tour from the top of the Brevent area, our little crew made a decent down the back and headed across the plateau toward les houches where we scored first tracks down the massive powder face to the village below. An amazing end to a week of continuous snow and some cold temps which made for great powder riding conditions.

At the top of the Grands Montets the snow depth is now 350cm and the last snowfall was Thursday 12th feb.

This coming week the pistes will be in fantastic conditions and there is also a little more snow being forecast for Monday

For any snowboarding lessons or courses in chamonix check out alpinelines
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