Ski Vallee Blanche
Skiing the classic Vallee Blanche Route in January
Tour Ronde on the left, Grand Capucin on the right
Gros Rognon Variation to Vallee Blanche, Chamonix
The magnificent East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul behind
Gordon & Mat in the Vallee Blanche
Taking a short break to enjoy the view of Mont Blanc du Tacul from the Vallee Blanche
Traverse above the Requin Couloir in the Vallee Blanche
Dent de Geant (one of the classic technical Chamonix 4000m peaks) top right
Ski journey across the head of the Vallee Blanche, Chamonix
Skinning towards the Italian side for a cappuchino!
Skinning towards Point Hellbronner from the Aiguille du Midi, Vallee Blanche
North Face of the Tour Ronde behind
Steep pitches above the Geant Icefall, Mont Blanc du Tacul in the background
The Italian side of the Vallee Blanche
Tom & Catriona Ski beneath the impressive East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul on the Vallee Blanche
Chamonix Off-Piste Skiing
Skiers enjoying the scenic traverse near the Requin Hut on the Vallee Blanche
Mont Mallet and Dent du Geant in the background (French / Italian border)
High Season in the Vallee Blanche!
Chamonix's world famous off-piste ski run is getting a lot of traffic during the great conditions of February 2012
Ice Cave at the Snout of the 'Mer de Glace', Chamonix
An interesting glacier feature on the descent of the Vallee Blanche
Lovely Early Season Powder in the Vallee Blanche
Good skiing conditions on the Gros Rognon variation in late December 2012
Brilliant Powder Skiing in the Vallee Blanche Jan 2013
With Mont Blanc du Tacul & the superb glacial scenery of the Envers Glacier behind
The 'Gearing Up' Spot at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi Snow Ridge
Here crampons are packed away and skis are made ready for the long descent. The Aiguille Verte is behind top right.
The Superb Icy / Snowy Canyon on the Mer de Glace Near the End of the Vallee Blanche
With the impressive peak of the Dent du Geant (Giant's Tooth) Behind.
Great Snow Cover & Skiing in the Vallee Blanche Jan 2013
This is the Petit Envers variation with hills of the Talefre / Argentiere Glacier watershed in the background.
A 'Full-On' 'Mid-Winter' Day in the Upper Vallee Blanche
Tough weather but great snow conditions in January 2013
A White Magic Carpet Ride...
Utterly pristine conditions on the Italian side of the Valley Blanche, early Feb 2013
Sunny Mid Winter Weather & Lots of Powder
A great descent of the Vallee Blanche, Petit Envers Variation in late Jan 2014
Fresh Tracks on the Petit Envers Glacier, Vallee Blanche
With the Vrai Vallee Blanche to the right, the Grand Envers well further left and the junction with the classic route below
Good Conditions in the Vallee Blanche as the Winter of 2014 Marches in to Late February
This is the fine lower bowl of the right hand Petit Envers variation between the Gros & Petit Rognon
Superb Late Winter Conditions in the Vallee Blanche
Late February 2014 & the Vallee Blanche keeps getting better & better....
Skiing The French Exit To The Geant Icefall On The Vallee Blanche
Good conditions in late Feb 2015. Lots of teams also skiing the Italian (skiers right) exit.
Beautiful Pristine Snow In The Vallee Blanche Mid Feb 2016
Great powder on the Gros Rognon variation with the magnificent East Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul beyond. Photo Thanks to Gav Pike
Very Good Snow Cover High In The Vallee Blanche - Mid March 2016
Excellent conditions high up now with lots of snow fall during the winter and even sufficient cover to ski down to Chamonix, with only a very short walk to finish.
Good Spring Like Conditions In The Upper Vallee Blanche
This Gros Rognon variation gives great views of the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Range and across to the impressive granite cliffs of the East Face of Mt Blanc du Tacul. Good snow conditions high on the glaciers in late March 2016.