Category Archives: Skiing and ski lifts

Two weeks in Chamonix valley

2016/17 has not been a typical winter for me nor, I think, for the Chamonix valley. The valley has had a pretty poor ski season and I have not been skiing as frequently as previously. Partly, the two reasons are … Continue reading

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Skiing at St Nicolas and Grands Montets with views of Mont Blanc

A couple of days skiing with great snow and sun deserve a mention. It has been several years since I visited the St Nicolas de Veroce ski area. It is joined to the area I think of as Megeve but … Continue reading

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Close to a perfect day skiing in Chamonix

The weather has been quite drear and wet for the last week or more in the Chamonix valley. Most of the ski areas have been closed or partially open because of avalanche risks and high winds on high, and there … Continue reading

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January 2015 in the Chamonix valley

Since my last post about skiing I have had 3 more weeks in the valley. Conditions for skiing have been mixed. There is undoubtedly a need for more snow but I have had some excellent skiing especially at Brevent/Flegere. The … Continue reading

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A week in Chamonix valley 2015

I have been in the Chamonix valley for just over a week and thought I would record my skiing and other experiences. Just before we arrived, there was a generous snowfall and our car park was about 30cm (a foot) … Continue reading

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Gare des Glaciers and the original Aiguille du Midi cable car

My last post was about my walk up the old, but still existing cable car route between Station de la Para and the Gare des Glaciers in the Chamonix valley. The atmosphere of the decaying buildings and other infrastructure sparked … Continue reading

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Walk to Para and Gare des Glaciers

The Station des Glaciers is a very prominent building in an open location on the north-facing mountainside just above Chamonix. Once noticed it seems to attract your attention and you keep spying it from many different places. It is an … Continue reading

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