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 Ski Blog October - November 2017. The Ski and Snowboard Show, Travis Rice snowboard porn and early snow reports, yes the season's officially started...

Along with the first snow flakes in the Alps we had The Hoff dressed in a gold puffa at the Ski and Snowboard show heralding the start of a new season..

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The Bike & Hike Blog from Serre Chevalier August 2017.

High season in Serre Chevalier now and also very hot as we're in a mini heat wave supposedly...

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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.

With the Etape du Tour and the Tour de France over and all associated with it be it amateurs, professionals, organisers, spectators and the hordes of camper vans Serre Chevalier will now return to a more peaceful setting.

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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.

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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...

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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,

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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 month

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 Snow

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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.

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MAY 2015 SKI BLOG. Far Horizons. Arctic Conditions

Arctic Conditions

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APRIL 2015 SKI BLOG. On tour.

Touring days continue.......

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MARCH 2015 SKI BLOG. Spring skiing in the Alps.

Spring skiing at it's best........

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FEBRUARY 2015 SKI BLOG. First tracks.

Snow and ride review for half term month

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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...

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JANUARY 2015 SKI BLOG. Making the most of the snow.

Making the most of the snow that's here in the French Alps...

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Skiing in St Veran Queyras

Small resort gets 11 out of 10 from top guide + half price lifts....

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Skiing in La Grave

After the snow and wind, made sense to go to La Grave....

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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....

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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 Granon

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