Hi there Pistehors, thought I’d try asking a few questions to test you all out.
This is going to be my first winter in Cham after spending the summer here mountain biking and walking. From this I have seen a fair few areas I’d like to hit up on touring ski’s.
Its my girlfriend who likes Chamonix oh so much, I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen to come here, but for ski touring you can’t go far wrong can you? Except from what I hear the huge volume of people everywhere. I’ve been researching routes and blogs online trying to get a good idea for how to try get away from the masses. Does the Grand Montets really get that packed and tracked out? From the ski area resource that as been put together on here is pretty good so thank you Davidof and Co.!
I’m hoping, along with ski touring partner who will also be in Chamonix this winter, to hit up le Tour and into Switzerland. If you ski down to Trient is it best to slog back up to France, or are there buses to Chatelard? What about the glaciers around there, do the crevasses get covered? Hopefully we can get up Flegere/Brevent and into the back towards the Fiz and Buet, even the desert de plate maybe which may be less crowded.
also i’ve see some lovely videos of fast freeriders(& monoboarders..) around the Signal near Montenvers station. Do peeps go up on the train, or traverse from Plan d’Midi?
and finally, what I call my powder ski’s are only 95mm underfoot, and the only rockered bit is from actually hitting rocks with the base. I’m only small but they have always done for me, so will I literally be looked down on by chamonards for not having 130mm underfoot?
fat ski’s and skinny girls for life, Oli