It seems that we have had about a year of sunshine in the Alps. It’s not true of course but between the short periods of rain or snow we have had very long periods of stability. Well it all changed 3 weeks ago, here in the Haute Savoie it’s now been cold and “unsettled” for 3 weeks. That means snow. Lots of it. You might have heard about all of the powder days of the last few weeks. It’s not over yet. The Chamonix forecast predicts 30-40cm at 1800m tonight and 20-30cm tomorrow!!
Lee Massey and Gareth Jefferies from Alpine Property took part in an “end of season” ski mountaineering race yesterday.
Lee climbed over 1000m in cold snowy conditions dressed as “Elvis”, his traditional attire for this event. This picture looks like it was taken in February, not April 22nd! Over 100 teams took part on the day. Finishing up with a fairly enormous “feast” at Prodains. The full results and official pictures are here:
Morzine / Les Gets and Avoriaz are now closed. Though Chamonix has extended the opening of Brévent-Flégère by one week.
And the Grand-Montets (in Chamonix) is open until May 8th.
The difference to last year is stark!
It didn’t feel like the end of the season