We actually have a really small amount of BASI qualified ski instructors in Chamonix. In fact with a grand total of only around 10, that’s not to mention the couple of Brits who went through the French system. It’s a relatively small community compared with resorts like Courchevel and Val D’sere. Ski instructors come to Chamonix for many reasons. One reason I’m sure is our amazing terrain, it’s so varied … Read More
Chamonix snow conditions: Lift opening: As of today the 20th of December Chamonix has begun to open for the 14/15 winter season. Staggered opening of the remaining lifts will happen as and when we get more snow. Currently we have Grands Montets open with everything apart from ‘Pendent’ and ‘Herse’ lifts running. The piste conditions are good and there is some nice skiing on and off trail especially from the … Read More
It’s all white The site is looking a little different today, we’ve just swapped over to a brand new look and yes the black has gone. We decided after looking at the same site for the past few years It was time for a bit of a freshen up. We have an awesome new logo coming in a few days to freshen up the whole look and feel of the … Read More
Ski lessons in Chamonix If you’re thinking about booking some ski lessons in Chamonix for this coming winter. Let us give you a heads up and the low down to ensure you have the best possible experience. Book Early: To avoid any last minute and unwanted stress, book your ski lessons in Chamonix now. If you plan to come during the school holidays or in Feb then this is the … Read More
I’ve finally got round to adding a Tinderbox video page to the site. It’s been a little chicken and egg as I never really had any good ski footage. This season i’ve been getting out with the Gopro as often as possible and also attempting to get plenty of footage of clients which seems to go down well. The Gopro is super easy to use, I just use a simple … Read More
Days off skiing the Toula glacier on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. We get fresh tracks from top to bottom. Here’s a short video showing the descent. Read More
Avalanche danger scale
Take more than just a ‘colour’ or ‘number’ with you when heading off-piste or into the backcountry. Find out what the specific dangers are for that day and the area you plan to ski. Where and what are the hazards and are they specific to certain terrain features, elevation, aspect or slope angle?
Mark Austin recently qualified Kiwi mountain guide and Tinderbox team member Chris Fecher head out in search of fresh snow and adventure.
We love laying that first track through the powder snow, because we know what it means when we get to the top of the climb. First tracks! Laying the first track usually also means that the hoards will not be to far behind, especcially… Read More
Chamonix is in full winter mode already and all the lifts are now running. We’re in full swing taking bookings for the busy Christmas period and enjoying some of the best early season skiing ever.
Call us now for a chat about the amazing conditions or to make a booking enquiry.
Winter looks like it might well be on the way looking at the current forecast for chamonix. The recent stable high pressure has be just perfect for a little Autumn training but It’s time for some turns now, so bring on the snow.
Heavy snow falls forecast for next week!!! Read More