A very Happy New Year to you all. The year ended as it had begun, with snow falling in Chamonix. This photo shows a group snowshoeing in fresh snow, in the hamlet of Les Granges above Vallorcine. As ever the New Year was welcomed in with crowds in the town square. New Years Day saw a brave few setting off for guiding. Currently the ice conditions are awesome, and the off piste conditions are improving. Have a great 2009, from all at Icicle Guides!