Late season skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix is great. The snow has disappeared from town making the pavements safer for exploring the shops and the famous Saturday Market. The snow up the mountain is still in good condition though somewhat crunchy first thing in the morning. It soon softens up on the pistes in the sunshine. By 2pm the snow turns to slush making the skiing and snowboarding difficult and wet if you take a fall. Then it’s time to head down and enjoy a late lunch on a terrace in Chamonix town.
In the afternoon fabulous walking through the forests of the lower slopes can be had or go climbing at the roadside crag of Lac Gailands. Families can take on a Mountain Guide and enjoy a picnic while learning to rock climb.
The valley is coming to life after the monochrome black and white of the winter with the crocus and daffodils coming into bloom.
If you like mixing sliding around on snow in the mornings and adventuring or exploring in the afternoon sun then check out Lastminute availability for Chamonix Accommodation and come and stay with Ski Breezy. Enjoy the comfort of the cosy Chalet D?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢Ile with it’s private garden looking out to Mont Blanc and of course Breezy’s famous yogurt cake.
Have a look at Ski Breezy?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s fan page on facebook for photos and information for what is going on in Chamonix Valley.
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Over Easter we enjoyed a fresh layer or two of snow to spruce up the pistes and put down powder off piste. This all bodes well for late season skiing and snowboarding in the Chamonix Valley. Last night put down another 6?¢‚Ç¨¬ù and there was heavy blasting of couloirs early this morning in preparation for opening the ski areas.
Last week was a family week at Ski Breezy in Chamonix. A private instructor took the 2 kids off for the morning as the adults played in the fresh stuff. Then after lunch all cruised around the pistes in the afternoon. Last day was market day so Saturday roast chickens, olive bread and Breezy cake for a piste picnic.
Lastminute availability for Chamonix Accommodation can be found on the website for anyone who fancies grabbing a cheeky couple of days before the end of the season in Chamonix.Scroll to top
More than ever before Ski Breezy has had a truely multicultural selection of guests. Spanish, American, Irish, South African, Finnish, Swedish, Scottish and not forgetting Yorkshire. On the border of three countries, Chamonix is perfect for skiers and snowboarders from different countries. Locally there are High Mountain Guides of most nationalities for those backcountry skiing and snowboarding adventures and the Vallee Blanche.
Late season snow the last few days has revitalised the slopes and provided plenty of powder to play with for those off piste junkies. Spring skiing is here for those looking for Lastminute Ski Deals to flex those legs before the end of the season.
Even the signs around the valley are designed to be unambiguous for different languages (except maybe top right – no high kicks?). For more images of the valley see Ski Breezy’s Fan Page on Facebook.Scroll to top
There is a lot to be said for grabbing those Lastminute Ski Deals in Chamonix this Spring. With Courmayeur offering 40% off a day ticket on Wednesdays and the Compagnie du Mont Blanc offering a 3 for 2 on MBU ski passes; the bargains are there to be had.
The time has come when you can buy a 3 day MBU pass for the price of 2 giving an extra day for free. You may have to work harder to get fresh tracks but the backcountry snowboarding and skiing is definitely open. Choose your accommodation carefully, like Ski Breezy and you can leave your extra kit in the chalet when you head off touring.Scroll to top
The time of year has arrived when the weather gets warm again. Having had poor weather for a lot of the season in Chamonix including very cold temperatures, high winds and frequent overcast periods with snow, Spring is finally here. More stable weather has meant that backcountry skiing and snowboarding is well and truly here. Today three of us climbed up to Helbronner from the Aig du Midi as a bit of practice at altitude. A mountain guide friend was doing the same with a small group who head off on the Haute Route over to Zermatt tomorrow. A 7 day tour from Chamonix staying in Mountain Refuges.
Chamonix is a great valley to explore for touring either with skins and skis or show shoes and snowboard. Base yourself in a cosy catered chalet like Ski Breezy to get advice on what the snow conditions are like in different parts of the valley. Ask about hiring a High Mountain Guide to show you the ropes and make sure you get up and down safely.
For those who prefer to make full use of the lift system then spring skiing and boarding means that a slightly later start in the mornings gives a little more time for the snow to soften up. By mid afternoon the sunny slopes are starting to get a bit slushy, great for boarders and telemarkers but less fun on alpine skis. So early apr?É¬®s ski on a terrace in the sun could be in order or even a rock climb or two at the roadside crag of Lac Gailands. The north facing domain of Grand Montets keeps it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s snow longer as it is less affected by the sun, great snow there at the moment.
This is a great time of year in Chamonix as the town slows down a little. It is noticeable as you walk down the main street as people meander and chill out rather than strut on a mission to get as much skiing in as the daylight allows.
Check out last minute Chamonix accommodation offers and ski deals with Ski Breezy to top up the tan and grab the last of the ski season the comfort of a cosy catered chalet. Fine food and flowing wine.Scroll to top
Getting away for a long weekend or short break in Chamonix has never been easier. No longer are you limited to staying in impersonal hotels on the fringes of town and “holeing up” in your room on bad weather days.
Lots of chalets like Ski Breezy have changed their booking policies in light of consumer needs and are accommodating guests for completely Flexible Ski Deals. Now you can get away and stay in a beautiful chalet with a cosy, relaxed atmosphere, a short walk from the town centre. Prices include catering with fabulous home cooked food and flowing wine. If you want to take a night off and dine in town thats fine too.
Chamonix is only an hour from Geneva airport and a Transfer Company will pick you up at arrivals and drop you at the chalet door. You no longer even have to traipse into a ski rental shop and queue to hire snowboards or skis, Chamonix Ski will take your booking online and turn up at the chalet for ski fit when you arrive.
This season has also seen the advent of the new Priviledge Cards giving 5% off Mont Blanc Unlimited ski passes for 3 days or more plus loads of other discounts in Chamonix shops, restaurants and bars. Priviledge cards are available at the chalet.
Chamonix short breaks, long weekends and last minute ski holidays have never been as easy.
If your ideal holiday skiing or snowboarding is to be able to ski out the door and cruise kilometers of perfectly groomed pistes all day without doing the same run twice then perhaps Chamonix is not the perfect destination.
A couple staying at Ski Breezy commented just yesterday that Chamonix is unlike anywhere they have been before. At first it seemed a bit “disjointed” and “unconnected”. After the third day skiing in a different resort they now love it. “Each resort has a completely different feel to it and there is plenty of terrain in each area to go at for a day.” With the added bonus of Courmayeur and Verbier being included on the MBU Pass you can even ski or snowboard in a different country altogether.
Chamonix is a real town with shops to suit everyone. There are at least 6 exhibitions running through the season, regular ice hockey matches, ski and snowboarding events from slalom competitions to radical off piste freestyle events. Not to mention the Saturday morning market and the roast chicken stall, a must for a piste picnic with olive bread.
So if you think that Chamonix is just for the hard core then think again!
Ski Breezy offers quality catered chalet accommodation. The chalet layout lends itself perfectly for families, groups, couples and individuals. The food is wholesome home cooking accompanied by flowing wine. The sound local knowledge of your hosts, Breezy and Alun, will help you get the most out of your precious holiday no matter how long or short it is or what standard of skier or snowboarder you are.Scroll to top
Gone are the days when a catered chalet owner like Ski Breezy ask clients to write something to go on the website as a testimonials. With the advent of Web 2.0, where the user interacts with a site and creates the content, there are far more trusted ways to build a reputation.
The risks are huge. Essentially anyone can write anything they like about your business and you have no control. You can no longer gather testimonials and just publish the ones that you want prospective clients to read. Whether you like it or not there is a load of user generated information available out there and some of it could be about the experience people have had staying at your accommodation or the service they received in your establishment.
So why not embrace it – encourage prospective clients to read it, and encourage past clients to publish more?
Having asked new enquirers and clients where they found details for Ski Breezy. We discovered that about 15% are from referrals, some are from search engines but a growing number are from sites like Trip Advisor and Google Maps. There is a developing population who are cynical of static website content and more trusting of sites of user generated content.
More recently a few clients suggested that we set up a Facebook Page . This provides yet another forum for generating reviews as well as discussion forums. The more interesting thing about the Facebook Page is that it taps into the social media psychology as well as the user generated web content. The Chamonix Page for example has a following of over 7,000 people who love the place and share photos of the valley. So anyone who becomes a fan of a page automatically promotes that page to everyone they are ?¢‚Ç¨?ìconnected?¢‚Ç¨¬ù to. Thus a Facebook Page is a kind of network marketing tool. The puzzle is how to create a page that people want to interact with? And that is indeed a puzzle.Scroll to top
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