Fantastic conditions in Chamonix

Gite Details êt March 1st, 2009

This photo was taken at the bottom of the home run to the Flegere base!
Home run at Flegere

First snow in Les Praz de Chamonix

Gite Details êt November 10th, 2008

The first big snowfall of the year:

The larches still have their gold needles…View from near the railway station, towards the Dru:

The Dru with snow on the larches

Crab apples peeping through the snow

Morning bread run - Crab Apples

Scattering when the sun hits the trees…..
Vanessa in the snow

Flégère, Chamonix – Autumn lift opening for 2008

Gite Details êt October 5th, 2008

Autumn Mont Blanc from Flegere
Good news! As we hoped, Flégère will be open over more weekends this Autumn.
For the Toussaint holiday (25th October to 5th November) both Flégère and Index will be open.

After that, Flégère only will open on the weekends of:

  • Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November 2008
  • Saturday 22th and Sunday 23th November 2008
  • Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2008

Apparently, this will continue until early December, so it’s a good opportunity to get up for some last looks at the Autumn colours, or to crunch around in some early snow…

Full details and opening hours on the CMB site

Meanwhile, Montenvers will close from October 13rd to 24th 2008, and the Aiguille du Midi will close from November 10th to December 12th 2008 – details and timetable here.

The lake at Les Praz de Chamonix

Gite Details êt July 1st, 2008

Les Praz lake

Near the centre of the village, you’ll find this tranquil lake – a beautiful place to admire the reflection of Mont Blanc. It’s surrounded by quiet back roads, which are good places for a relaxing stroll, and perfect with pushchairs.

Clouds forming over Mont Blanc, from Les Praz

Gite Details êt February 24th, 2008

Les Praz de Chamonix, originally uploaded by kutlugkagan.

Beautiful photo of the beginnings of the “bonnet d’âne” cloud that often forms over Mont Blanc.

Les Drus and Aiguille Verte

Gite Details êt February 21st, 2008

Les Drus at sunset

Les Drus and Aiguille Verte, originally uploaded by firechick.

Another stunning photo from Genyphr, with fiery alpenglow on the Drus and the Verte. You can see their relative sizes more clearly from this angle, with the more snowy bulk of the Verte behind the geometric granite of the Drus.

She has a wonderful series of photos here where you can see the progression of the colouring – it’s very quick when it happens, moving through a spectrum of reds, pinks and oranges before suddenly disappearing.

Les Praz de Chamonix at sunrise

Gite Details êt February 7th, 2008

Mist in the valley as the sun hits the fresh snow

Clouds in the Chamonix valley from Flegere

Gite Details êt February 2nd, 2008

Sunset Alpenglow on Les Drus

Gite Details êt December 20th, 2007

After the thick snow of last week, we have clear skies in Chamonix, and some spectacular Alpenglow in the evening…

Chamonix Panorama from Flegere

Gite Details êt December 13th, 2007

Chamonix Panoramas, originally uploaded by amazingmonkey22.

Another of these gorgeous panoramas – this one, I think, is taken from near the top of the Floria lift at Flegere? The huge circular formation is the Lavancher bowl – the left hand side of this is part of the Grands Montets ski area. It’s really worth clicking through to see the larger version!

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