Chamonix skiing open from 5th December onwards!

The latest information on the Companie Du Mont-blanc website says the following.

“The Grands Montets ski area will be open continuously from December 5th, 2015. Timetable: From December 5th, until December 18th 2015 included. First departure from Lognan at 9am, last round trip at 3:45pm, last one-way mountaineers 4:15pm and last descent from Lognan at 4:45pm. Have nice day !”

This is great news and means the conditions up on the mountain are better at this time of year than they have been for a number of years.

Lets hope there is more on the way!

VIP Transfers from geneva to Chamonix

Looking for a little something extra? What to arrive in style?

Weather its for a birthday, a honeymoon or you need to impress the boss! why not choose our “Luxury” option when booking your transfer?

At Chamonixcabs we offer you two types of vehicle, “standard” and “Luxury”.  Our “luxury” vehicles are either the Mercedes Viano’s, Mercedes M class or VW Caravelle’s with leather interiors, privacy glass and a very comfortable ride.

For further information about our VIP service please do not hesitate to ask.

james Coates

Is this the start of winter 2013/14?

How things can change, we were riding our bikes two days ago and now there is at least 10cm of snow covering our car-park and the snow is still coming down hard and fast.

With temperatures set to stay below 0 degrees for the next few days and snow on the forecast all day tomorrow, this could be the beginning.

A useful link for current weather webcams from our friends over at chamonix.net is below.

http://www.chamonix.net/english/webcams

images-12A mountaineer recently discovered a box of hidden treasure on the Glacier des Bossons, He stumbled across the box which contained rubies, emerlands and sapphires while crossing over the Glacier.

The climber decided to hand the jewels over to local authorities after he noticed the jewels were contained in bags with ‘Made in India’ printed on them.

Its not the first time pieces of aircraft have been found on the Glacier des Bossons, in-fact, some local residents frequently find pieces of the stricken Air India plans that crashed on Mont-Blanc in 1950 and 1966.

If no-one claims the jewels they could become the property of the lucky mountaineer, who would then become around €250,000 richer!

 

Fast running form!

Yes i know this has nothing to do with airport transfers! but as a trail runner and someone who is interested in trying to run faster its very interesting.

Credit where its due! I follow these guys www.kinetic-revolution.com they are very informative.

james coates

Geneva to Chamonix transfers, book early!

imgres-7If your 2013/14 winter holiday is already booked why not get you airport transfer booked too. All too often we receive last minute requests from people who “forgot” to book this vital part of their holiday.

We understand it’s not as much fun as choosing your luxury chalet or buying your new skis online, but without the airport transfer your chalet could be difficult to get too.

At this time of year many of the airport transfer companies are getting ready for the coming winter and have lots of availability, booking now will almost certainly guarantee you availability even over the busy Xmas / New year period.

james Coates

www.Chamonixcabs.com

 

Police on Mont-Blanc! Going too far?

Policing of the “normal” route and Trois mont-Blanc route on Mont-Blanc will now go tete-rousse-04ahead for this coming summer climbing season 2013.

From June through to September police will be placed on two very popular climbing routes to inform and, when necessary prevent people attempting Mont Blanc.

They will mostly be present in two places: the Col du Midi and the Tete Rousse hut. They are being placed there to educate climbers and give advice for a successful summit attempt. They will look at equipment, peoples fitness, weather and other factors.

The only place where is it permited to bivouac is at the Tête Rousse, where there is a designated camping area.

James Coates