Went to chamonix on friday, skied the Grands Montets. Has not had snow in 2 months. Amazing snow. Winter snow. Two vertical kilometers top to bottom. Bottom half had great trail skiing, top half had great packed snow off piste. Up on the glacier, still crisp snow.
I was stunned by how good a place could still be without fresh snow for so long.
Hiked up to the viewing point, 3300meters, crawled the last few steps has wanted to be first up there and went too fast.
Finished up the weekend in Saas Fee, again great.
Came back sunday night to 25-30cm fresh snow on top of own mountain.
Will post some pics of chamonix if anyone interested.