High Hopes in the French Alps

A Quick Call in Chamonix

Khandahar Ski Run Les Houches on Competition Day

Cold today, could feel a distinct drop in temperature, especially in Chamonix. We went to Les Houches and Chamonix as a few errands needed doing.

Glimpsing the Midi

The snow is definately on it’s way and down to 1000 meters now. It was precipitating again although a minor break in the clouds and a temporary visit from the sun gave us a glimpse of the improving weather due around Wednesday.

The Khandahar ski run in Les Houches has it’s first layer of snow, where they’ve already got the perimiter fencing up, preparing for 2011. The Mens Alpine Ski World Cup is scheduled for the weekend of the 29th – 30th January. The Midi was visible for a time then disappeared again…

Errands completed, we await further snow reports… Grand Montets may open on weekends from the 20th November if the snow conditions are favourable, although as yet nothing is definate. If any ski areas are going to open early it’ll be in the Chamonix valley due to the altitude, most other areas will open later.

Chamonix was probably the quietest I’d ever seen it! Only a handful of people in town. Although it looked a bit grim and colourless today, it’s only temporary!

Quiet Chamonix

November 16, 2010 - Posted by | Day to Day

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