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TOFFs in Chamonix

Discussion in 'Europe' started by TOFF, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Edgecrusher

    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I walked up that slope in the final pic in the sun and heat back in June. Was pretty tough going. Looks far better under snow and better to be sliding down. Shame the vis was pretty lousy for you there, as the views from up there at the top of the chair above the gondola of the entire Cham valley are awesome. Likewise, from the top of the Balme area looking over into Switzerland.
     
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  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fantastic.
    The +1 and I did a day out skinning there to shake out the cobwebs in the legs. It was a bit of a different experience to home: marked trails, quite a few folks out, 200 seat restaurant with hot lunch and wine/beer half way up!
     
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  3. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    A couple of trips ago I was doing a climb up the Les Houches touring track to get some miles in the legs at the start of the trip, ran in to a friend at one of the little restaurants half way up, ended up having a full gourmet lunch with a wine and met some really nice people, before labouring up the rest of the way!
     
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  4. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  5. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Had snowed nicely all night and still going now.
    A non skiing tourist day today but skiing tomorrow should be epic
     
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  6. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Snowing hard now :)
     
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  7. hoppy

    hoppy Hard Yards

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    Best ski ever
     
  8. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's a chance the arete will get equipped after this storm, I hope, so the weekend is a chance.
     
  9. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have to come here for my 50th then.
     
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  10. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    You've got an instructor/guide tomorrow right?
     
  11. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep.
    Snow should be epic by the amount that is coming down now
     
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  12. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
     
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  13. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just keeps getting heavier
     
  14. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lunch today was seriously yum
    #fromage
     
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  15. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gorgeous around town early this evening
     
  16. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beware the black ice. or was that, bear? Careful.
     
  17. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    C’est super TOFF!!
     
  18. Swede

    Swede One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Couple of mates report from GM today; Dust on crust and need lots more but still fun :)
     
  19. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  20. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sick.
    Loved that area of GM.
    Imagine having Tof (rather than TOFF) lead you out on a weekend ski as dad!
     
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  21. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dad goals
     
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  22. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lovely sound of avi bombing echoing through the valley
     
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    Edgecrusher Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    “I love the sound of avi bombing in the morning...”
     
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  24. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just an amazing day skiing les houche with a private instructor for the day


    Was rather surreal to have a train pull up next to where we had lunch at 2000 metres


    An amazing view up the valley



    I am seeing what all the ‘fuss’ is about.
    Just amazing
     
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  25. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Now that beats Buller.
     
  26. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    That valley view: :love::love::love:
     
  27. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    A special one just for you
     
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  28. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    wrong kind of valley
     
  29. Johnb007

    Johnb007 Addicted

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    And even Falls Creek!
     
  30. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Superb views of the big fella and the valley from Les Houches
     
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  31. Undies

    Undies Pizza! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Be still, my beating heart!
     
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  32. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Let us not get too carried away now....
     
  33. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    An amazing day skiing Brevent/Flegere

    Incredible views
     
  34. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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  35. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fantastic shots, looks like a killer day.
     
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  36. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just don’t beat it too hard.
     
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  37. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well, that’s it for Chamonix and we’re catching the train up to Lake Lucerne for a few days.
    Things I have learnt here.

    Blue = Red
    Red = Black
    Black = you better know what you’re doing.

    Just outstanding.
     
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  38. Rimey

    Rimey One of Us

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    Enjoy the residual Cham high for the next few days ...
    And the withdrawal will kick in.
    Then you'll realise your addiction.
     
  39. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Chamified.
     
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  40. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Mr Toff. . Thems was some outstanding pics . Great for orienting the valley .
     
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  41. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will be done by lunch when he gets back home ....

    Well done Toffles, a grand family adventure indeed. :cool::thumbs:
     
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  42. benchives

    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  43. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did the TOFF Clan get to the top of Grand Montets or Aiguille du Midi?
     
  44. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Top of GM requires a bit of effort this year.
     
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    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Is there no way up this year? Aside from a hike.
     
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  46. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nup. Bochard is as high as you can get. Plenty of people are hiking, they say the skiing is fantastic.
     
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    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perfect excuse to return. GM is a Chamonix must.

    TOFF & co will need to come back next season when I assume (hope) the replacement lift will be in.
     
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  48. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    I haven't heard any news on a replacement but I imagine they'll be scrambling to have it up

    Any excuse.
     
  49. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  50. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    So much ski bum love .....
     
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