The Skyway area with its 1500 m high faces stretching from Tour Ronde to the Grandes Jorasses is locally referred to as the Wild Side. Yesterday with strong wind it was living up to its reputation as we opened the Marbree Couloir and the shoulder of Aiguille d’Entreves.
Boy have we been lucky with snow conditions. After a 3 day storm I went to Skyway with the dream team of Dave Searle and Tom Grant to see what had happened. 1-2 m accumulations were expected and were found, but after a couple of ski cuts nothing avalanched and we got on with hoovering as much powder as possible with each of our ten 1200 m runs. Here’s the goods:
Fantastic day with Dave Searle, Griffin Post, Mikey Arnold, Thor Husted, Miles Smart, Gilles Sierro, and Hans Solmssen.
The Toula Glacier at Skyway is already super well filled in and I’m ready to guide clients there. The staircase has been extended this year all the way down to the glacier making access a dream. This is one of the all time classic off piste runs in the area where you can ski powder in the sun during the colder months of December, January and February. Combined with some laps of Youla or Arp at Courmayeur and fantastic Italian cuisine and you have the perfect day.