Luckily the cold has left what powder remains in good condition; pisteside and in the trees you'll find light fluff under a thin (<1cm) suncrust, which makes an enormously satisfying zippy noise when your ski or board slices through.
We went to Les Houches for a Christmas ride yesterday; blue skies, not much pow, soft landings, brittle, grippy pistes - and it was spectacular. No-one around and great edge-grip everywhere. We spent most of our time on the sweeping, fast groomers on the St Gervais side of the mountain with amazing aerial views down to Passy and over Sallanches.
|Les Houches mountain restauration...bargain! Not taking the p*ss, buying a p*ss!|