3 March 2019, Megeve & Chamonix Powder Touring – Good Early March Conditions

The storms this weekend added another 20cms of fresh snow above 1800m in the Mont Blanc & Aravis Massifs with perhaps a little more in the former than the latter for this snow event.   There is another 20cms forecast for Monday.   This has only improved the already good ski touring conditions around the middle and high mountains of the Northern Alps.

The Vallee Blanche was in very enjoyable condition today with teams enjoying the fresh tracks all round the Vallée although there had been an avalanche on the Grand Envers route on the steep slope below the Midi Plan ridge just before the Col du Plan approach slopes.  More info on the Data Avalanche site.

Powder meadow touring above Megeve. Good velvet snow on shady and higher slopes. Mont Joly & Mont Blanc beyond.

We enjoyed some good snow both off the lifts and touring above Megeve with the best snow on shady and higher elevations, ideally above about 1700 and getting a bit sticky below that but still quite skiable with a firm base to lower altitudes.  Other teams found good conditions on the Quatre Tete North Face, above Sallanches and, less good, the Trous de la Mouche, also in the Aravis.

Ski touring powder meadows on the journey from Mont de Vores near Praz Sur Arly down to the Leutaz Valley above Megeve.

There is some more fresh snow forecast for this week / week-end and early next week although it’s not yet quite clear at what altitude the rain : snow limit will be at.  We wait and see!   In the meantime, you can book on to our intermediate ski touring day on the 20th March, starting in Chamonix but with the option to travel out of the valley to find the best conditions if necessary.  Check out Chamonix Ski Touring page for more details.

We also have 1 place available on an intermediate ski touring weekend at the Grand St Bernard Monastery 16-17th March.

We also have places available on our Ski Haute Route, from Verbier to Zermatt 25-29 March

Plus a Ski Haute Route Training day on the 24th March

And Ski Vallee Blanche group day on the 30th March

Ski Touring Above Megeve With Mont Blanc Beyond. Good powder conditions in early March 2019