Chamonix, French Alps
Europe was blessed with an abundance of snow this winter, and Chamonix was no exception. There were continuous days bringing so much snow that the lifts were not operating, and the slopes were closed due to the avalanche danger. We were turning more and more impatient with every new day of waiting and looking towards the slopes teeming with powder, and our expectations were rising. The thrill of skiing after long days of waiting was beyond words, and joyful shouts were echoing from the mountain walls covered with snow.
This year it was possible to ski every line one could imagine, and we were skiing powder – two, three, four days in a row. There were days when we were repeating one and the same route because the conditions were so good. Then the sunny days were interrupted by snowing, and soon it started all over again: the waiting game, the long tours, the fresh light powder … up on Col du Passon, on Aiguille du Midi and the additional ascent to Helbronner and under Dent du Geant, from Aiguille du Plan to the first fringes of the city, touring around Aiguilles Rouges and choosing between countless possibilities mostly ending in the tiny village of Buet, and various adventures on the Argentiere glacier. Most of the days this year were sunny and spiced with floating through shiny, soft snow, and they were full of that special magic of early mornings and late nights, which takes over anyone who stops for a moment or two to ponder their unfulfilled desires which are still to come true somewhere among the pointy peaks of Chamonix.
We all believe that the next year will be just as good as this one or even better…. Come join us, and leave your trace on the endless slopes in the most appealing part of the French Alps.
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