The next few days, it rained below 2000m. We skied groomers at Les Houches and planned out our next better-weather days. We wanted to do a climb near the Aiguille du Midi, but that lift never opened the whole time we were there due to high winds and icy everything.
The next morning, we waited for a never-opening Midi again. Here it is in all its glory. It's pretty amazing that you can take a gondola up from 3000ft to 12000 ft to a massive structure built on a gnarly peak near Mont Blanc. We'll be back someday to get up there!
We finally got some good weather! Sadly the Midi still didn't open due to wind and ice up top. Instead, we took the Flegere lifts as high as they'd go, and then toured higher for some fun runs, including a couloir.