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
Finally we have some snow forecast to kick off the season 2014 ski season. We have 30cm to 60cm in the forecast over the next couple of days. We spent the weekend looking at the snow on our avalanche safety L1 course and it will be interesting to see how we go from an avalanche safety point of view. There is certainly a fair amount of re-crystalised and surface hoar … 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
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