SKI BLOG & BIKE BLOG
The ski blog featuring (almost) daily updates from the mountains with our Editor and Tech Editor and those other renowned powder hounds, The Rando Chiens. Catch our resort cruising, off-piste, backcountry, slackcountry, touring and exploring new destinations with reports on conditions, descriptions of routes and images.Right now it's all about being on two wheels and cycling at altitude. Check back in the winter for off-piste, backcountry, slackcountry, ski touring, resort reports, tour routes, mountain weather reports, snow and piste conditions
The Bike Blog. June / July 2017. After a tumultuous past week with the Tour de France and Etape du Tour the the valley is returning to normality.
The Bike Blog. May. Back out in the mountains and still a lot of snow high up making for some spectacular riding scenery and still beginning of May some Cols like the Granon still have snow at altitude.
And it's all about focusing on the job in hand, training for Etape du Tour in July. Though it's not all about road bikes, the beauty of Serre Chevalier is also the abundance of off road trails.Read More
The Ski Blog April - May 2017. This is the month when we can find ourselves skiing powder or ski touring first thing and then sunbathing in the afternoon.
The end of season in resort is this month so it's a good time to take advantage of the lifts for sidecountry and slackcountry. But it's also great for ski touring. Also sunbathing. And then there's snow in May...Read More
The Ski Blog March 2017. The first day of March has fresh snow. And there's more fresh powder as the month continues. But spring temperatures are rising,
February 2017 Ski Blog. It's snow time! The month begins with new snow all over the Alps and, finally, sidecountry powder in resort...
The good news is we have snow. The bad news is that it's half term with hordes arriving throughout the monthRead More
January 2017 Ski Blog. First no new snow. Then we have 10-20cms and it dumps in Austria and the Northern Alps but the fresh disappears off piste so it's time to tour for powder..
A dry start to January in the Alps....Read More
December 2016 Ski Blog. Chasing the snow and avoiding the holiday hordes, it's a case of taking road trips, going touring and early lift tactics
The season starts with chasing the snow...Read More
APRIL 2016 SKI BLOG. What will the weather bring, this month. Late snow? Or rain? Spring ski touring? Or hiking? Maybe, both...
There may be rain and warm temperatures, but also empty resorts, possible late snow and spring touring. Don't let April fool you that it's over...Read More
MARCH 2016 SKI BLOG. Snow time! Starting with spring, then powder, March delivers as one of the best months in the mountains.
From spring touring with the dogs to powder skiing in fresh, why we love March...Read More
FEBRUARY 2016 SKI BLOG. All eyes on the weather charts! A warm - and windy - start to the month, but all change throughout the French half term weeks..
A warm - and windy - start to the month, but all change throughout the French half term weeks...Read More
JANUARY 2016 SKI BLOG. New Year, New Snow. The end of the snow drought at last as the new year brings new snow to the resort.
New Year, New SnowRead More
DECEMBER 2015 SKI BLOG. Start of the season and the Snow Gods need to WAKE UP! December 15 ski blog. All we want for Christmas is...snow.
December 15 Blog. All we want for Christmas is...snow.Read More
MAY 2015 SKI BLOG. Far Horizons. Arctic Conditions
Arctic ConditionsRead More
APRIL 2015 SKI BLOG. On tour.
Touring days continue.......Read More
MARCH 2015 SKI BLOG. Spring skiing in the Alps.
Spring skiing at it's best........Read More
FEBRUARY 2015 SKI BLOG. First tracks.
Snow and ride review for half term monthRead More
Best ski tour of the season, so far! Touring in the Galibier sector with Rando Dogs in superb cold powder for skiing
Up in the Galibier sector with Rando Dogs in superb cold powder...Read More
JANUARY 2015 SKI BLOG. Making the most of the snow.
Making the most of the snow that's here in the French Alps...Read More
Skiing in St Veran Queyras
Small resort gets 11 out of 10 from top guide + half price lifts....Read More
Skiing in La Grave
After the snow and wind, made sense to go to La Grave....Read More
Ski touring from Pont de L'Alpe to Roche Robert in the Southern Alps
Early morning ski tour with the dogs and various wildlife on show....Read More
Ski Tour Chirouze with the dogs. Climbing from above the village of Le Villard Late (above Chantermerle Serre Chevalier), up to the Col de Granon
Climbing from above the village of Le Villard Late (above Chantermerle Serre Chevalier), following close to the road up to the Col de GranonRead More
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