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Ski conditions in Chamonix 'the best ever'

20 January 2012
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The current skiing conditions in Chamonix are better than they have ever been, according to one site which has been monitoring the resort.

Chamonix Snow Report said it is many years since the snow conditions in Chamonix were so perfect, with crisp runs providing the perfect way to schuss and slalom down the mountain.

In addition, the fantastic snowfall in the resort over the last few weeks and the forecast for the months ahead suggest that this season will be one of the best ever for people on ski weekends in Chamonix.

"There has been just so much snow that the groomers are able to make a brilliant job of piste preparation, and the cold temperatures are keeping the snow fast and hard with a slightly granular top surface," he explained.

Now that Christmas is over, the pistes are much quieter, and the reduction in skier traffic is making the riding "sensational".

In addition, the off-piste is excellent, with steep, open, short couloirs accessed by a rocky traverse that has been covered by the large dumps of snow

One winter sports enthusiast in the resort told the website that he took a ride on one section and was very impressed with the off-piste opportunities.

"No-one had touched them; the snow was metre-deep, cold and fast, throwing up smoky clouds that hung in the air for a turn or two. We finished skiing in the Parapente Couloir in the Brevent bowl, which was surprisingly - and pleasantly – untracked," he added.

In the sun, the snow was softer, heavier and slower, but still fun to ski, providing great opportunities for winter sports enthusiasts of all tastes and abilities, the site noted.

Recently, the Daily Telegraph noted that those in search of a bit of extra adventure during their winter sports trip will find that Chamonix's off-piste scene is every bit as thrilling as its famous slopes, and perhaps even more so.

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