• CR #290 (2016/2017)

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    A great deal of snow has finally landed on Chamonix, even right down to the valley floor, and there is much more promised during the week to come.
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    09.01.2017
    Chamonix
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  • CR #228 (2016/2017)

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    The Aosta Valley is an incredibly busy place to ski at the moment, purely because most of France pours through the Mont Blanc tunnel every day to make use of the snow Italy received halfway through this six-week drought. The tunnel queues are long, but worth it, especially if you drive a little further away from the honey pots of Courmayeur, La Thuile, and Pila. Today, we went touring up Valsavarenche, up the Grand Paradiso.
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    03.01.2017
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  • CR #227 (2016/2017)

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    I've been trying to put a brave face on it, and I've been doing my best to make the most out of the poor conditions we've been given. But I can't distort the reality a moment longer: Chamonix is really, really bad right now.
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    03.01.2017
    Chamonix
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  • CR #202 (2016/2017)

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    It still hasn't snowed. We are now about five weeks from the last storm. Some people are wondering if it will ever snow again.
    However, there is still some great snow around... but if you want to ski the good stuff, you have to be creative in your route choice, and enthusiastic enough to go and find it. And if that doesn't work out, you can always go mountain biking, as they are now letting bikes on the lifts again.
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    27.12.2016
    Chamonix
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  • CR #194 (2016/2017)

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    Chamonix was blessed by, frankly, a ridiculous amount of snow back in early November followed by a couple of top-up storms, and then, for the last month, absolutely nothing. The smog hangs heavy in the air under an obstinate blanket of high pressure, and the snowline, which started with nearly 120cm of snow down in the valley at 1000m of altitude, has been pushed higher and higher by endless days of blue sky and weak December sun. There is no snow below 2000m of altitude on south-facing slopes, and nothing below 1700m north-facing. The moraines and access paths on the Glacier du Tour, the lower end of the Argentiere Glacier, and the Montenvers end of the Mer du Glace, are dry and crumbling.

    With this in mind, if you want to ski any good snow in Chamonix at the moment, you need to aim high, look for sheltered spots, and if at all possible, go to Italy instead.
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    22.12.2016
    Chamonix
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