After the deluge of rain and snow on the 21st January, high pressure has setup over the alps and here in Chamonix we’ve had spring like temperatures and stable snow conditions for the past week or so.

Below 2000m the snow is very firm in the morning until the sun softens it up, but higher up the mountain pockets of powder can be found.

We’ve had a good few days out ski touring in the Aosta Valley just over in Italy as well as closer to home on the Vallee Blanche.

Many people are profiting from the stable weather and conditions and so many of the classic ski tours are getting done in the Aiguille Rouge as well as higher tours in the Argentiere basin like the Col du Passon.

The Vallee Blanche is in great condition, so much snow this year! Places like the Salle du Manger are well filled in, and there are people touring and skiing just about everywhere.

We’re due some more snow later this week, so a return to powder skiing by the weekend hopefully.

Here’s a video of our ski tour in Italy, as well as some photos from the Vallee Blanche.

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Lunch stop after mini ski tour, Valley Blanche

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Descending the Aiguille du Midi Arete on route to the Valley Blanche

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On the classic Valley Blanche descent

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Grand – Petit Envers variation on the Valley Blanche

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Vallée Blanche boot pack – Dru in background