It’s fantastic stable weather here in Chamonix at the moment, and although the sun is blasting the snow there is still some good snow in the shade, and fresh tracks to be had if your prepared to put the effort in to get there.

Over the col du Forclaz in Switzerland there’s a few good ski tours. The Pointe Ronde is a bit of a climb from the road at 1545m but the north facing valley is a great ski at the top after a scenic skin.

Icy skinning track through the woods.

Icy skinning track through the woods.

Near the La Giete Chalets

Near the La Giete Chalets

The last 500m or so of the climb

The last 500m or so of the climb

Looking into La Veudale - the ski descent

Looking into La Veudale – the ski descent

The Trient Plateau

The Trient Plateau

The Rhone valley

The Rhone valley

The upper slopes of the descent

The upper slopes of the descent