Latest News 1st. Jan., 2014

2013-14 Season
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Les Contamines, 11th - 18th January
Available at this excellent, snowy and queue-free resort, just 1 hour from Geneva airport. 'Off-piste Adventure/Day Tours' guaranteed to run with spaces.
Full details via the above link.

CHAMONIX, 18th - 25th Jan.:
Spaces on 'All Mountain', 'Off-piste Intro' and 'Off-piste Performance' courses; all guaranteed to run.

Price reductions:
as a result of a strengthening we can pass on the benefits!
Hotel le Besso, Zinal:
save 15 on twin share, 1/2 board
Hotel Dahu, Chamonix:
save 10 on twin share, B&B
Savings available for other hotels - contact us direct.
Every little bit helps!?
If exchange rates maintain the current trend we will be able to offer more discounts for our trips later in the season.
SNOW REPORTS ....   updated 01/01/14
at TeleSkiCo venues:
Excellent skiing in many Alpine areas, more needed in others! Heavy snow due this weekend.

Tignes: fresh snow at all levels from snow last weekend; powder stashes still to be found off-piste; 130cms high up, 62cms in le Lac

Chamonix: fresh snow throughout the ski areas; 150cms on the Grands Montets, 48cms at Le Tour.

Les Contamines: 70cms on the mountain, more forecast for this weekend.

La Thuile: snow down to the village with 40cms and 100cms on the mountain; pistes are excellent!

Zinal: great skiing with 120cms on the mountain and 40cms in the village

Andermatt: 73cms in the village and 350cms of powder on the Gemstock - already!!!

Geilo, Norway: 32cms on the pistes, Alpine & Nordic areas up and running.
TeleSkiCo on YouTube!
Fiescheralp - Superb powder skiing 17 - 24 Jan.! Click on this link at YouTube For more Fiescheralp powder skiing, just 2 days later, click here
La Thuile - powder in the trees, 1 - 8 Feb. Click here for powder with an Italian flavour
Tignes: chunky off-piste 13 - 31 Dec. Click here 'The Boys' making crud look easy!!
Parnassos, Greece: powder, trees & summits! 8 - 15 Feb Click here for great skiing at a unique venue!
Obergurgl and Andermatt, 21/3 - 4/4. Click here for yet more powder and touring - what a season!
Cervinia, April 5 - 19, Spring powder, as always!. Click here for mid April powder
La Thuile, April 19 - 26, Reliably good off-piste snow year after year Click here for end of season action .
Lenzerheide -vast off-piste & day tour potential as well as great pistes. Click here for a taste.
Thanks to Graham Hammond (camera & editing).
Last week at Tignes: fresh snow has topped up Novembers heavy snowfalls and is giving some dreamy off-piste conditions! Photo: John Eames; skier: Mandy Hibberd (on NTNs and new boards!)
Trip Details: available via the main website
Airport transfers: contact us for more info
Insurance: click here for more information.
Booking: click here for more info and Booking Form.
ABOVE & BELOW: Les Contamines Jan, 2010  Photos: John Eames
ABOVE & BELOW: Zinal, Jan/Feb 2012; vintage conditions! Bonny Masson (top), Peter Ashby (above left), Paul Cook (below left)   Photos: John Eames
ABOVE: Max Lyall at Andermatt "The best skiing of my life!"
BELOW: Late April at La Thuile, brilliant Spring conditions!
January, 2012 ABOVE: Zinal       BELOW: Les Contamines
Nordic Skiing trips in the Alps:
Nordic skiing: We have some wonderful new  trips in the Alps for those keen to learn or improve. A great way to prepare for hut-to hut tours in Norway!

See programme or main website
FULL DETAILS: Download Trip Dossiers or contact us:
01248 810337, e-mail
Tignes 30th Dec, 2011
ABOVE: Off the Rothorn, Lenzerheide, Feb., 2010
BELOW: Poised to go! Les Contamines, Jan., 2010
HINTERTUX, 19 - 26th Nov. Telemarkskiers very good at holding poles in the air ... but also good in the bumps and high speed cruising! Photos: JE
ABOVE: Freshies, sun, space, empty .. mmm! Lenzerheide, Feb., 2010   BELOW 2: Yet more off-piste! Les Contamines, Jan., 2010
For winter or summer DNT hut use, you can buy your DNT membership from us. Membership will save you hut costs and give you priority at busy times. The 'huts' are fantastic value in remote and very beautiful surroundings.
Go to the 'DNT' page on our website for prices & membership application.
ABOVE, BELOW & LEFT: More from Hintertux 19-26/11; skiing & apres-skiing! Andrew Denton, above, bumping; Suzanne Anderson, left, speeding; below: Nick Anderson cruising ... and many others drinking! Photos JE
Free expert advice on equipment for all clients.
Make sure you chose the best skis, bindings and boots for what you want to do.
The correct boot, sizing & fitting ensure comfort, safety and better performance.
Note: All advice is based on our use and experience and we receive NO commission on any recommendations.
Peace, space and beauty
photo above and 4 photos below
RIGHT: Jotunheim Peks, Passes and Glaciers; perfect Norwegian touring - join us March 2012!!!

We're looking forward to skiing with you this winter! Do book soon as bookings are good and more are coming in all the time now.
'Core staff', John, Neil, Julia and Bonny will be instructing in the Alps but may well be joined by others. Our very experienced nordic leaders like Katherine and Tom will no doubt be leading our Scandanavian nordic trips.

Note - we use only NGB, i.e. British Association of Snowsports, professionally-qualified instructors and only run ability-specific tours or instructional groups. For instructional weeks with an apparently wide range of levels, we always have sub-groups for coaching. We do our utmost to ensure that clients will enjoy, benefit and be safe in the trips they join.

Best wishes from John Eames

All images protected by copyright, 2009, The Telemark Ski Co/John Eames                                                                                                      
Parnassos trees and powder!

What we do during
the rest of the year. We have been rock-climbing and mountaineering for longer than we've been skiing! In our ski 'off-season', we work leading some expedition-standard, high altitude treks but mainly mountaineering expeditions in the Greater Ranges, (particularly the Himalayas), with a leading, high-quality UK company. Since 1988, Bonny's led summits of over 7000m while John has been over 8000m. He has led Cho Oyu, the 6th highest peak in the world. And telemark-skied Mustagh Ata, a 7500m peak in Singkiang Province, China with clients.
We live on Anglesey just across from Snowdonia, so
if any of you would like to walk, scramble or rockclimb, get in touch and we can set up a course. We can also offer Nordic Walking. It's a great way to learn some of the techniques used in nordic skiing as well as excellent for fitness. All this in the superb 'Sea and Summit' scenery of Snowdonia & Anglesey around us.
Of course we climb and ski just for pleasure too - all the time. We love mountains!

2011: John lad a successful trip to climb the highest peaks of the Altai mountains of Mongolia.

Bonny is off on Oct 6th to lead a superb and remote trek in the west of Nepal: the Kanchenjunga Circuit. This is one of the most beautiful & undeveloped ares in Nepal and the trip will be 4 weeks & 1 day long. Get in touch if you want to join her!