We’ve just got back from a week of early season ski training in Saas-Fee. We went with the Warren Smith Ski Academy, again, and had a great time. The weather (wind mainly) meant that we didn’t ski as much as we’d hoped, but it was still a very good trip. I’ll write a report later, for now, just holiday snaps… Allalinhorn Walking Walking2 Still Windy
Just got back from a week’s spring skiing in Megève. This is probably our last trip of the 03/04 season :( We had a great time; skied on amazingly empty slopes; ate at a selection of wonderful restaurants and had some great guiding and ski lessons with Lucy Withall of the ESF (a great ambassador for the region, and all-round super woman ;) ). Just holiday snaps…. Mont Blanc from Rochebrune Megève is conveniently located about an hour’s drive from Geneva and within striking distance of Chamonix, Les Contamines, Morzine, etc… We had expected to have to hire a car and head off to the surrounding resorts due to lack of skiing at Megève but there was plenty of fun to be had on the local slopes and we never found a need to leave them.
My new head cam arrangement worked well in Meribel. As you can see from the picture below, the new camera is much smaller than my previous rig. The camcorder lives in my rucksack, the cables for video and remote control come out over my shoulder and the connections all happen in my chest pocket. The remote allows me to turn the camcorder on and off and start and stop recording. The bulletcam’s battery pack sits in my chest pocket and can be disconnected from the camera to save battery when not recording.
Just got back from a week’s skiing in and around Meribel. Great snow, great company, a good time was had by all. Just holiday snaps…. We stayed in the Indiana Lodge and travelled with VIP. Thanks to Eli and Al, our chalet hosts, for excellent service, great food and interesting puzzles over dinner. We had a couple of days of snowy weather at the start of the week and then mainly clear days.
We flew to Geneva last Thursday evening and skiied in Italy and France over the weekend. Just holiday snaps. We were travelling with Ski Weekend. They usually run you around the Chamonix resorts, but at this time of year there’s often not much open in Chamonix itself so they take you further afield. Day 1 was a quick trip through the Mont Blanc tunnel to Courmayer. Which had good snow, nice pistes and few people.
Just holiday snaps…
In March we skied in Colorado. Beaver Creek, Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone. Excellent conditions. We were in Vail on the day after the big dump in March and had 18" fresh powder on top of the grooming. I took the video camera out when were we in Breckenridge. This is the result. I filmed the guys whilst skiing around them. I didn’t use the head cam this time, just held the camera and pointed.