Trip report: Vallée Blanche Backcountry Ski Descent.

The Vallée Blanche route on Mont Blanc is a 20km backcountry ski descent that takes most people all day.  It starts at the Aiguille du Midi at 12,600ft and ends back in Chamonix (hopefully where you parked) at 3,200ft elevation.  It is characterized by…

Trip Report: Ski Vacation in France 2017

Wow what a ski trip! Saveur the Journey must have had the good ski karma going because we got dumped on with awesome powder at the Portes du Soleil resorts in France.  The French Alps had suffered from a poor snow season until our…

Trip Report: Haute Savoie 2016 – Part II

I love Sunday’s in France. Everything is closed and you aren’t allowed to make noise like using a leaf blower, chainsaw, or mower. Sunday’s are for relaxing, spending time with family, enjoying nature, and eating of course. On this particular Sunday, we drove up…

Trip Report: Haute Savoie 2016 – Part 1

I knew the first trip I led to the Haute Savoie area of France would be exciting.  The countryside is beautiful, Lake Geneva’s deep blue waters giving way to tidy fields of crops, finally rising to the lush pastures and rocky crags of the…