9th May 2016 - Mont Velan & Mont Dolent
Late season conditions remain excellent for high mountain ski touring with very extensive snow cover for the time of year on the high glaciers, peaks and cols. We enjoyed a fine ski ascent of Mont Velan from the impressive Velan Hut which looks like the prow of a battleship perched high on... more>
Last weeks stormy foehn winds deposited large dumps of snow across the Italian, Swiss and French Alps and gave some great conditions for those who picked out safe places to ski off-piste and tour. Up to 80cms of snow fell in the Valle d'Aosta and High Swiss Valais with a bit less in the more northerly and westerly Chamonix Valley.
However the great thing about a Chamonix based ski trip... more>