Tom Greenall has once again been getting some early turns in on the Aiguille du Midi
Now I don’t want to be a kill-joy and Tom no doubt knows the AdM like his pocket but for anyone else who is thinking of taking cable car a few words of caution. Despite another 30cm of fresh today it is only really skiable on glaciers and that means crevasses. Poorly bridged crevasses. In Tom’s video @45seconds you can see the skier between two hollows, those are the rimaye of the Midi summit ridge. Remember Louis Lachenal died on the Vallee Blanche skiing in November after falling through a weak snow bridge.
The second point is that ice may not be far and the snow cover may be poorly bonded and you risk falls. Notice that Tom doesn’t go far onto the Chamonix side of the summit ridge for this reason.
As for anything gnarly like couloirs, these will not be filled in and should be left to much later in the season.
PS, check out Tom’s ski range while you are looking at his blog.