Chamonix Conditions

The Xmas and New Year period is now over and the hordes have left the valley. Despite poor conditions at this time of year over the last few seasons the valley was incredibly busy. Snow conditions were pretty poor but perhaps better than in the last couple of years. We have existed on our last snowfall for the last three weeks so the pistes are hard and well scraped by the masses of skiers.

Thankfully Penny and I have been busy at work and haven’t had to subject ourselves to the poor conditions.

One blessing of the high pressure that has dominated the weather conditions is that it has remained very cold and we have not lost snow that has fallen.

The weather forecast seems to show the pressure system moving away and a return to our normal winter weather pattern. Hopefully the second half of January will bring significant snow.

We finally ventured out yesterday. A brief skin from the Ball Trap at Megeve towards Croisse Baulet was the order of the day. The snow in the forest was rock hard and the cloud didn’t lift. It was, nevertheless, a nice walk up. The temperature remained below freezing and we stopped early as it didn’t appear that we would break through the cloud.

We skied back via the piste which consisted of pretty good man made snow.

Ziggy loved it!

Frosty Dog

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