Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:54 pm
Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:04 pm
LobsterTeleGrrrl wrote:I'm looking at a trip to Chamonix this March. I skied The Grand Montets last year and am hungry for more!
I'm planning on doing the Vallee Blanche, guided. I'm looking for some advice on what else I should consider. My pass will include the whole area, 17 ski resorts in all !!! Including 3 in Italy--Courmayeur is one.
Anyone got ideas for the Mont Blanc region. No time for the Haute Route over to Zermatt. Maybe save that for next year.
Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:57 am
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:02 pm
Tony Crocker wrote:I posted extensive reports and pics from my trip last February at http://126.96.36.199/discus2/discus.pl ... 08&page=23.
In terms of pure skiing, Grands Montets is the standout. Brevant/Flegere and Courmayeur have sun-exposure issues, so keep a close eye on weather reports when deciding where to go. Sometimes the French side of Mont Blanc is cloudy and the Italian side sunny or vice-versa (we saw one day of each).
My impression is that guides are required on Vallee Blanche. Organize your group, as the route you take will be determined by the ability of the slowest skier. Again watch the weather reports, as your guide will want to reserve a good Aiguille-de-Midi tram time in advance, and it will definitely be cancelled if the weather is bad.
I second Patrick's comments about guides. If you're an advanced skier, you need to have one to take advantage of the amazing off-piste possibilities.
Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:00 am
Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:38 am
Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:14 pm
ChrisC wrote:Hi all
I am scheduled to ski Chamonix during the first week of January. I'll let you know how conditions are when I am there.
However, Europe has TERRIBLE conditions now so I am still contemplating canceling for another time.
My goals are to ski the core Chamonix areas, Verbier, Courmayeaur and possibly Flaine.
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:10 am
Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:03 am
ChrisC wrote:I will try to be skiing the following:
Verbier (bad snow now, maybe not!)
Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:06 am
Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:20 pm
Patrick wrote:I forgot the most important stuff.
HAVE FUN !!!
Skiing Europe is great, there is downsides (ie. crowds in liftlines), but that shouldn't be a problem for January.
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:29 am