Storm Skiing

Storm skiing is pretty damn fun. I think some people in Chamonix look out of their window, see the grey skies, snow falling, wind blowing, and decide to have a rest day and wait for the clear skies. Not me. Storm skiing is so good, I almost prefer it to bluebird powder days. The mountains are empty which means popular routes are easily skied and are usually not tracked. We began in Brevent and headed up to ski l’ENSA couloir but had spotted a group in the couloir from the lift. We wanted fresh so gambled and headed to Bellin instead. It was clean. Adam opened up and after an icy entrance we enjoyed powder all the way down to Chamonix. Thanks Adam and Dan for an epic line.

Opening Bellin couloir – not a soul in sight.
Nice powder filled 1500m descent to Chamonix
Dan shredding
Adam doing much the same
Dan letting rip on the lower section
Pow you doing?

On returning to the  valley Adam and I decided to go for another run, this time taking the Montenvers train then skinning up to le Signal, a half an hour ski tour above the station. This run was even better than the first. Another awesome storm day in Chamonix!

Adam skinning up from Montenvers to the Signal couloir
Looking down at where I live.. whilst shamelessly advertising my new Deuter ski pack .
Adam in deep
The obligatory ‘train jump’
Japan style descent through small shrubs and trees in deep powder. Again, not a soul in sight.

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