Winter in ‘fat lady still not singing’ shocker


It might be the end of April, but winter still refuses to loosen it’s grip on the Chamonix valley. Fortunately May looks like it’s going to start with higher freezing levels, some fohen wind and a bit of sunshine which will hopefully help shift the snow from lower down, whilst sorting out the higher mountains for some spring ski touring!

It’s not stopped folk getting out on the bike though, so below’s some shots from some recent rides around the valley with Sandy and also Spencer from Chamonix Bike Rental who has some great plans for the biking community in and around Chamonix this summer, as well as some super nice bikes to have a play on! More details to follow….

What trails are in condition at the moment then? Pretty much anything below 1400m is free of snow, or at least only the odd firm patch, so the petite balcons, Coupeau, Sevoz and everything around Le Fayet & St Gervais is rideable, although remember that the train isn’t running back up.

Chamonix bike rental ragley

More Spencer more hydro trail

St Gervais pipeline where does it get its name

Petit Balcon Sud, not in the sun you'll notice...Sandy on balcon nord its not all like this