Paul McKeen from Horsemouth Snowboard School in Chamonix just hit us up with this edit, shot over just a week and without an ice axe in sight. It's a timely pre-season reminder that when it comes to long, sustained steeps and varied terrain including cliffs and forests then this infamous French valley remains just about the best place on the planet. As Paul puts it:

"Sometimes you don't need long to live some great moments in the mountains and nowhere has such great lift access as Chamonix. When it's on, don't hesitate, just go and get it (before anyone else does) and if you're late, pick a line away from the direct fall line (which sucks skiers in like a funnel) express yo'self and have fun!"

Amen brother.