It's been a while since I last posted anything, and there's a good reason for that, I promise. The ski season in Chamonix is over (excuse me while I take a minute to process...), and all the departures and closing day events have me avoiding my computer. I'm normally a fairly early departure by end-of-season … Continue reading The End of Winter Blues
This is about as far away from the sort of problems we were dealing with last year as it's possible to get, and yet I'm still sat here drinking coffee in a half empty ski bar instead of hitting the slopes. The reason, you ask? Everything is shut. Again. Actually, not everything is shut; I … Continue reading What to do when it’s too snowy to ski
They're calling these storms 'once in a generation', and oh boy is the Espace Killy ski area seeing some killer snowfall right now. In the last 24 hours, over a metre of snow fell. To almost nobody's surprise, today the resort is closed while they try to make it safe to ski. It always surprises … Continue reading Holy cow, is it snowing in Val d’Isere right now!
I've never skied the Zermatt-Cervinia area before now, and when the opportunity to do so fell into my lap I couldn't say no. This is the ski area often voted the best in the world. So I cancelled my trip to La Grave (rescheduled for later in the season) and packed my skis and boots … Continue reading The Big Flaw in the Zermatt-Cervinia Ski Area
Anyone who skied in the French or the Swiss Alps last year could tell you that it wasn't exactly what you'd call a bumper season. This time last year, I was spending a snowless Christmas in Cham, with an unprecedented cold, dry spell that lasted until the second week of January. It was, I think we can … Continue reading The Unfortunate After-effects of a Bad Season
It's snow time, baby!