Time to think about Alps Hiking trips…

Spring is coming early to the Alps ! The past winter we had below normal snowfall in the French, Swiss and German Alps. The Italian Alps did get normal snowfall. In the Chamonix area, snow has melted in the valley bottom and all the way up to 2000m on the south facing slopes. Spring skiing continues until April 19th for…

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Spring is here in the Alps !

Today is the official closing day of the ski season in Chamonix, and the Grands Montets ski area held its’ closing party. Now is officially the time to dust off the hiking boots or trail running shoes and head out into the (greener) hills of the alps ! Chamonix and the general European alps region saw record snow falls in…

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Snow Flowers and Avalanche Awareness

Avalanche Awareness via dangerous beauty. Seeing these Snow flowers growing is an important signal in the mountains. The photo is an example of crystal formations on snow otherwise known as hoarfrost. Snow flower, a photo by Firechick (G Novak) on Flickr. This often happens in the coldest parts of early winter where the sun cannot come to melt the crystals…

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