If you like to ski then you might know that the Chamonix Valley in the French Alps is "Ground Zero" for great runs. The home of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and just down the road from Albertville, who hosted the games in 1992.
This is big time skiing and the hills are the best.... however the weather was "Rubbish".
We were staying for a couple nights at the Alpine Flying Centre about 20km from the village of Chamonix. They have a few rooms to rent and this was our base. It would also be a great base if you were planning to spend a few days shooting in the mountains.
Yesterday was a flawless day but today was the only day we could hit the sloops and as our host, Dennis Trott explained, the day will be "Rubbish". It was raining when we woke up, by the time we drove to the village it had turned to snow. Once we got to the slopes at Grand Montets it was a full storm. Of course we went anyway.
This view of Mont Blanc was just down the road from where we stayed, at the end of the day. If I had more time I would have liked to get a shot without the mountain in the foreground. This was done with the Sony A550 and the Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8 lens.
These were taken with the Sony HX5v from the slopes at Grand Montets.