Partners, friends and family. Kit and services we use, test and review!
Keeping us dry, warm and looking good Mountain Hardwear have been our ski clothing of choice for the last 4 winters. We rate our mountain hardwear kit and we have tested it in all conditions for many 100’s of hours.
Chris Fecher Tinderbox Ski school owner has been skiing on K2 skis for over 15 years. K2 skis K2 were founded in 1962 by Bill and Don Kirschner on Vashon Island, near Seattle. K2 is known for pioneering fiberglass ski technology, which has made skis heaps lighter and more lively than their wood and metal contemporaries. K2 Skis have gained worldwide recognition and are embraced by everyone from novices to Olympic champions to professional athletes.
Our ski boot of choice come from Dalbello. Dalbello started making ski boots in the 70’s and are leaders in ski boot technology and innovation offering a range of boots for all levels of ability. Chris skis in the amazing Krypton Pro and Lupo ski boots.
The best avalanche safety equipment and resouces around BCA bomber shovels, probs and transceivers that changed the game!
Brain child of UK pro freeskier Jim Adlington Planks clothing Ski clothing for real skiers just like you!
Snowboard backcountry specialist founded by James Stentiford Stentiford Snowboarding acclaimed UK freeride snowboarder. Technical freeride clinics and split boarding courses and guiding in Chamonix.
The ski boot fitting specialists Profeet specialise in custom fitting running shoes, cycle shoes, ski boots and other footwear for active people as well as custom bike fits. Our personal service, using cutting edge technology including video gait analysis and pressure-plate foot scanning, combined with our biomechanical expertise ensure that you experience the perfect fit.
One stop online shop for all your backcountry skiing needs Powderalps deliver a vast rage of backcountry goodies.
Ski Hire & Sales
Friendly and helpful service in three locations around the Chamonix valley. Sanglard ski shop offer a wide range of ski rental from novice packages to some great ski touring and freeride skis and boots. The Chamonix store is also host to one of the best ski boot fitters around. Click the link above to book your hire skis, boots and equipment online.
Updated daily this is the official French avalanche forecast Chamonix Avalanche Forecast gives avalanche hazard rating, suspect aspects, trend, rescent snow falls and snow depths all in graphic form so even if you can’t read the French there’s still plenty of info to go on.
BCA – Lots of avalanche safety information and training – BCA is North America’s leading manufacturer of avalanche beacons, shovels, probes, snow study equipment, and avalanche airbags. We back our products up with solid customer service and education, including 60 BCA Beacon Training Parks worldwide and a wide range of learning and teaching materials.
The Canadian Avalanche Association is a huge avalanche resource – The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is a non-government, not-for-profit corporation established in 2004 to serve as Canada’s national public avalanche safety organisation.
NZ Mountain safety council ‘Avalanche training’ – The Avalanche Programme is designed for people working in the mountain environment in a professional capacity. This could include ski patrollers, ski area staff, mountain guides, outdoor leaders, teachers, police, armed forces personnel and search and rescue teams. The courses are also open to the public who are interested in gaining further knowledge of avalanche safety.
SLF – Swiss institute of avalanche forecasting – National avalanche bulletin’s helpful when making your own avalanche hazard evaluation.
Europe weather charts mslp – Pressure charts can help you forecast the weather understanding these is a big step towards avalanche hazard evaluation.
Accomadation (chalet) Chamonix
Owned and hosted by Mike & Jude Breathe and Believe combine top class accommodation and excellent service. Luxury Chalet Annabelle located centrally in the Chamonix Valley, nestled high in the French Alps. Just an hour from Geneva airport, the world famous Chamonix Valley sits under the gaze of Western Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc.
Nomadic ski specialise in luxury chalet holidays and short breaks in one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France. Nomadic Ski has been operating in Chamonix for over 11 years and has grown into one of the valley’s premier luxury tour operators.
Demi Piste are Debbie and Al Johnston and together own and run demipiste.com, specialising in chalet ski holidays in Chamonix. We both have a passion for skiing and snowboarding and since 2002 after years of corporate life in the service industry we pursued and succeeded in fulfilling our dream to run a ski chalet business in the French Alps
Chalet La Foret is an enchanting Chamonix chalet for ten, hot tub & sauna, close to ski lift & village with bars & restaurants, family friendly with enormous garden & spectacular views.
Accomadation (internationl ski holidays)
Powderbeds is an online ski accommodation specialist offering a massive selection of apartments, hotels, condos and chalets located in the world’s best ski resorts in France, Switzerland, USA and Canada.
ALPLINKS offer Safe, professional, punctual; airport transfers from Geneva to Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region…
Ellis Brigham are a top choice for all your equipment needs – Chris’s relationship with EB goes back a long way, from setting up and managing the freeski team and early EB freeski events back in the day, to grass roots marketing and buying support for the retails stores and WhiteBook.
Putney Chiropractic centre is based in Putney, South West London. Have been caring for your back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica and more since 1987. Everyone is welcome and they have a special interest in family wellness, babies, pregnancy and sports and winter sports performance.
UNTRACKED Ski & board magazine launching this season is a visual feast in landscape to grace the coffee table all season long with stories and features from around the skiing globe.
Fall line skiing Magazine is a UK ski magazine thats been around for along time.
NZ Skier – NZ’s No1 ski magazine and websites from a small town called Wanaka NZ