Col du Passon 23 Mar2013

Col du Passon

Col du Passon 3028ms An excellent tour with a good ratio of skiing/climbing. Starting in Argentière take the easy option and get a one way ticket to the top of the Grands Montets (3283m). If the top station is not open then you can still access the Glacier d’ Argentière by climbing up...

Glacier de Toule 28 Jan2013

Glacier de Toule

Gavin Foster shares his secret spots in Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Massif. Route: Toule Glacier with Glacier de Vierge or La Noire to finish back in Chamonix Summary: Off Piste skiing in Glaciated terrain, (SkiWeekendMountain guide required) Skiable: December – end April Access: Cable car...

Schwartztor / Porta Nera 02 Dec2012

Schwartztor / Porta Nera

Through The Black Door The Schwartztor translates from German as the Black Door – not a particularly attractive name for a ski run and much less so for one of the finest off piste runs in Europe! Always better to mention it by its Italian name of Porta Nera which somehow has more appeal...