Since the bad weather last weekend, (wind at altitude with snow almost down to the valley,) the Office de Haute Montagne has not received any information about recent conditions. The quantity of fresh snow and the extent of drifting during the stormy weather remains largely unknown. On the 26th October there were again strong N/NW winds.
The rocks are still plastered with snow, except for those in the Aiguilles Rouge exposed to the sun. (Only the Flégère lift is running on this side of the valley at the moment.)
The warm weather these last two days has been ideal for climbing on the valley crags N.B.there has been a rockfall at the Spa sector at the Fayet : an area of rock has come away near a bolt protected crack used for dry tooling.
Concerning the hiking trails, the snow has melted away up to about 2000m but above this there is still some left, especially on the north facing slopes, (hard snow). Be aware, as part of the preparation for the winter season, at mid altitudes many of the signposts are being removed, as well as some of the footbridges.