This autumn/early winter has been marred by a succession of health problems… Fortunately I planned planned a mellow start to the winter anyway so my body has had time to gradually get back in shape again (still ongoing!!).

Conditions have been quite variable, but on the whole good… some wild windy weather in mid-December followed by a high rain-snow limit which sadly took out a lot of the snow lower down, but generally the off piste conditions have been very good and I have had some great days out with some regular early season clients!

Classic Mottaret touring:

Col de Borgne in good early season condition:

David under the cables in Courchevel:

Steve W enjoying powder below the Col du Fruit:

A short skin for more powdery goodness:

Soft turns below the Aiguille du Fruit: