The 2017/18 winter season has started!

So last night the rain turned to snow and the Chamonix valley woke up to a blanket of fresh snow right down to valley level. Down here in Les Houches the cover was pretty thin at a 1000m, but higher up there was already a mini base from a few days ago and the fresh snow was something like 25cm at Vallocine/Le Tour. And so after the morning school run, I dug out the older skis, finally found my insoles for the ski boots and drove up the valley not really expecting much. Early season skiing is all about...

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