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21st November 2014 - Early Season Ski Conditions Report

The build up to this years ski season really started in August when many teams profited from a very stormy end to the summer alpine season which delivered a lot of fresh snow in the high mountains. Great news for recharging the glaciers and despite the 'Indian Summer' conditions... more>

Tony Lowe from Be Fitt Ski Apps interviews Rob Jarvis from High Mountain Guides and asks who would benefit from hiring a ski guide? What sort of ski level is required? Any specialist equipment required? What sort of options are there for different types of skiing & training? Watch the short video below for the answers to these questions & more...

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18th October 2014, Awesome Autumn Multi Mountain Sports Day in Chamonix!

A rare recent day of perfect autumn alpine sunshine today. Very enjoyable mild, calm and sunny conditions even high in the mountains. We had a great time traversing the Arete Laurence with pristine fresh snow giving a mix of trail breaking & smooth cramponin... more>

Whether you are skiing off piste, ski touring or cruising the groomers this winter - time spent preparing & getting fit in advance could not only mean you enjoy your trip more but are also less likely to pick up an injury on the slopes...

With this in mind Chamonix's 'La Clinique du Sport' have developed a convenient & fun way of steadily building your fitness throughout the au... more>

The new Eurostar service to Geneva will no longer require a change in Paris and journey from Gare du Nord to to Gare de Lyon. Instead a simple change of platform is required at Lille with a reported maximum wait of 30 mins. This means the total journey time will be around 6 hours 20 mins, knocking a full hour and busy commute across Paris off the journey.

The initial service will run f... more>

Late September 2014, Stable Weather & Good Mixed Climbing In the Mont Blanc Massif

Many teams have been out in the high mountains profiting from good stable weather & fine mixed climbing conditions thanks to the cool & snowy weather earlier in the summer. Parties have continued to climb the Grandes Jorasses North Face, ma... more>

20th March 2014, Lots of Ice Climbing Activity in Chamonix's Upper Vallee Blanche Area

The continuously good weather in the Mont Blanc Massif has left skiers a bit starved of powder but provided stable snow conditions for climbing teams to venture on to the high mountain routes. Some teams have even benefited from the classic spring... more>

18th May 2014, Excellent Late Spring Ski Touring Conditions Across the High Alps

Cold weather & some heavy snow falls over Easter and over the last couple of weeks have given a welcome boost to the spring snow conditions, charged up the glaciers and given some great skiing up high when the weather allowed.

We enjoyed 3 sk... more>

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January 13th 2013, Spring Like Weather Giving Reasonable Conditions For 'Winter' Alpinism....

Despite it being full mid winter the relatively mild temperatures and dry snow conditions have allowed reasonable access to some of the high mountain ro... more>

5th April 2014 Ski Touring Above the Val Veny & Val d'Aosta

The snow pack in the Mont Blanc massif is nearly generally transformed to spring condition, with just a few steep north facing slopes at lower / middle altitudes still to be purged and some good winter powder still remaining on higher north facing slopes which have esc... more>