4th February 2015 – Piste, Powder & Good Steep Skiing at Chamonix Brevent Flegere

Even over on the steep South Facing slopes of the Brevent the snow was well preserved and great fun to ski. Lots of teams were profiting from the suddenly excellent conditions and enjoying the steeper Brevent classics like the Hotel Face, Col du Brevent and Ensa Couloir as well as fun side country in and around the pistes. Lower down the snow got a bit heavier but there were still excellent tracks in fresh snow to be had over at the Eastern end of the resort via the liaison to Flegere and traversing the Crochues bowl. Even the classic fiery Black Brevent Home run was in good condition!

Other teams reported reasonable conditions skiing the Petit Envers variation on the Vallee Blanche and crossed the Salle a Manger section of the descent (roped) before skiing all the way to the valley via the James Bond Track.

On the ski touring front – numerous teams looked to be enjoying the descent from the Brevent and subsequent skin over to the Aiguillette des Houches with the good snow lasting all the way to Coupeau apparently. There was also a skinning track heading up through the steep soft snow to the Col Crouches.