After a December and January skiing trees and powder, February is usually the transition time where the snowpack is deep and safe enough to spend more time heading into the more entertaining parts of the high mountains around Chamonix.
With 2018 seeing snowfalls and snow depths rarely heard of in the last 30 years, conditions this season are excellent. But it's not all about quantity, quality counts too! Fortunately, right now the quality of the snow is also pretty high and, with Tuesday's sunny weather, you couldn't ask for a better combination for a day in the mountains.
The weekend weather forecasts suggested some light snow through Sunday into Monday, but Monday morning dawned with far more fresh than expected. Folks out early around resort got treated to a sleeper pow day and the lifting of the cloud later in the day gave great visibility too.