Maura Whalen & Mike Rosenberger off-piste skiing in Chamonix

Maura and Mike, in celebration of Mike’s “significant” birthday, took a skiing vacation in the Alps. They joined Kathy and Mark for 4 days, mostly in Chamonix, but also venturing as far as Zermatt and Cervinia.

With no new snow for some weeks, we had decidedly firm conditions, but at least the skies were blue.

See more photos from Maura and Mike’s trip in the Recent Trips Gallery section of our website.

Maura and Mike with Mont Blanc as a backdrop.

Maura enjoying the descent past the seracs of the Argentiere Glacier.

Firm snow was the name of the game for this week. But we still had a good time, and plenty of great weather.

Skiing in the Vallee Blanche

After a brief lunch at the Requin hut, we ski down along side the Geant Icefall.

Maura and Kathy at the exit to the glacier of the Vallee Blanche

Sunset on prayer flags in the Courmayeur ski area. Mont Blanc behind.



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