This weekend saw the annual music festival, the Black Weekend, descend on Chamonix, and they could not have timed it better. The sunshine lifted everyone's spirits and the music could be heard from the top of the mountains down to the centre of town.
As for the snow conditions, Jemima and Megan were up on the Grands Montets.
The snow was a bit hard in the morning off piste but soften up in the sun and was in surprisingly good condition by the afternoon.
Off piste is virtually tracked out but was an entertaining change from the pistes with plenty of forgiving soft mogules to practice on.
Pistes were also soft, only turning to a heavy slush at the very bottom of the home run.
The Black weekend is not just a music festival, the event is organised by the Black Crows ski company who were giving skiers the opportunity to test out the very latest skis for free.
On sunday Ellie was up on the south facing slopes on Flegere where 'skiing' entailed more sunbathing and drinks at the Chavanne than actual skiing. Megan made the most of the clear dry roads to dust down her road bike and headed up to the Col des Montets, could this be the start of the road biking season in Chamonix we wonder?
Chamonix Snow Report: 5th March 2014
Mid-week and sunshine now on the forecast for next few days
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 5th March 2014
After a cloudy and snowy start to the week here in Chamonix, the sun has now broken through and looks set to continue shining through to the weekend - perfect for those who have been lacking in vitamin D! more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 3rd March 2014
Snowy start to March in Chamonix
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 3rd March 2014
With a decent snowfall coming in on Friday and Saturday, Chamonix is now deep in snow but unfortunately has it's head in the clouds... more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 27th February 2014
Continued great conditions & surprisingly quiet slopes
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 27th February 2014
The superb snow conditions in Chamonix have continued this week with a steady mixture of sunshine and snow. Today we woke to an overnight dump of 20cm of snow... more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 24th February 2014
It's half term but you'd hardly know it when you go off piste
Ellie Mahoney | Chamonix Editor | published: 24th February 2014
What a weekend.. the sun came out and there was fresh snow to play in on both Saturday & Sunday.. happy days! more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 19th February 2014
Continuous good snow, lower avalanche risk & hazy sun in Chamonix
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 19th February 2014
Great snow conditions everywhere around Chamonix, with a wonderfully soft base and mild temperatures, however the visibility has not been great - today being no exception. The good news comes in that the the avalanche risk has finally dropped to 2/5, the lowest it has been in a very long time. more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 17th February 2014
Half a metre of snow for half term...
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 17th February 2014
Since our last snow report we've had another few snowfalls over the weekend in Chamonix, which have brought on some mixed snow conditions but today's bluebird conditions have scored top trump. more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 14th February 2014
Dumped on Valentine's, fresh snow falling for you!
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 14th February 2014
In perfect timing for the February half-term, a whooping 25cm of fresh snow has fallen in Chamonix. more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 11th February 2014
No fun in the Foehn, but sun is back in Chamonix
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 11th February 2014
We have had a varied few days here in Chamonix with today bringing the end of the ferocious Foehn wind, a dusting of snow overnight and a break in the clouds this afternoon.. more »
Chamonix Snow Report: 3rd February 2014
Tracey & Nick give us the snow-down
Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 3rd February 2014
With a fresh dump of snow in Chamonix over the weekend, up to 30 cm of fresh fell in total, we sent guest reporters Tracey and Nick out to see how good conditions in the valley really are... more »