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
NZ skiing update The NZ skiing season so far has been a mixed bag, the slow start has been tough on many ski resorts around the country both North and South Island. Cardrona Alpine Resort has been one of the lucky one’s and managed to keep ticking over since the start. Some short winter blasts have brought with them top-ups over the last few weeks and recent winter storms have … 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
Chris finds the goods again on this weeks Backcountry intro course. An awesome ski tour today to the classic La Flegere Backcountry.
Avalanche forecast: Here’s a link to the Chamonix avalanche forecast produced by Meteo France. It’s in French but has some good graphics to get the message across. This avalanche forecast is also posted around the Chamonix valley at all of the main lift stations. A great tip: Look at the avalanche risk on the danger scale and see how it links up to the specific hazards. Example. (very simplified) Avalanche danger … Read More
Hello and welcome to the summer news post for August 13.
Summer for Chris and Sarah as usual has been full of short days and skiing. Based down in New Zealand’s South Island and the alpine town of Wanaka. With Spring on the way Chris says he’s torn between preparing for another Chamonix winter and planning some spring touring missions in NZ. Not a bad position to be in we think.
Whilst… Read More
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
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