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The Easter chocolates and snow conditions were too good to ignore – hope you enjoyed them too and sorry this update is a bit late as a result! 340 more words

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As ski season is ending almost everywhere on the Northern hemisphere, I’ve decided to spam you all with some pictures of snow days and happy skiers. 99 more words


From couloir du Mont Blanc to Cugnai

Yesterday’s miles of skinning are already a distant memory. Today, we’re skiing; just skiing. After a less than auspicious start –  from the top of Bellevarde down the Super-Santons on yet-untransformed snow and amid brown grassy patches – we headed back up the hill, then through the jardins de Borsat, across to the Charvet and down a depleted but good couloir du Mont Blanc. 168 more words

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Skinning up to the glacier Pers

The north-west wind was still blowing in big gusts over the hill. Overnight it had pushed snow around and further sculpted the upper layers into crinkled sheets. 182 more words

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Powder alert over the Iseran

We were knee-deep in powder, sometimes almost to the waist, our ski tips occasionally blasting big chunks of snow over our heads. We knew there would be fresh stuff up in the Iseran area after yesterday’s near-uninterrupted snow falls, but that much snow, well, this was like heaven on the hill. 167 more words

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Chamois at the Chardonnet bowl

The promised snow only started falling earlier this morning, with clouds coming down low in resort and closing visibility for most of the day. Stuff on the hill had hardened overnight in a lot of places and the lack of sunshine meant it wasn’t transforming into soft spring snow. 132 more words

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Spring snow at the Sachette

There was a lot less snow on the hike up to the Col de la Sachette today than a few days ago, but at least we could see where we were going and the sun came out too. 139 more words

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