Sunday, 29 November 2015

Freeride Briançon coaching course - spaces available

There are still some spaces left on this winter's Freeride Briançon course, running from 12 - 19 March 2016. The week will be based in a hotel in Serre Chevalier, 200m from the nearest lift. Within an easy drive we also can access the Via Lattea system (Montgenevre, Claviere etc), Puy St Vincent and of course the mighty La Grave. With so many off piste possibilities we will be able to make the best of whatever conditions throw at us, with coaching input throughout the week.

For prices etc have a look at the website.

To get you in the mood here are a couple of shots from one of our coaching courses in Montgenevre last winter:

Friday, 27 November 2015

November 27 Snow report - Courchevel

Bigger plans succumbed to family matters today, but I still managed to sneak out for a quick leg-stretcher up the hill in Courchevel.

At 2000m there is about 40cm of unconsolidated snow, at 2500m it was definitely deeper, but no base either way so slopes with grass underneath are definitely the way to go for touring or off piste until a base starts to set up. The main Courchevel pistes have a thin base now (the pisteurs have been busy!), and cannons were in full action getting more depth down on the main arteries today (Verdons, Chenus, Biollay, Coqs etc).

Grand Bec in the background:


Looking over to Biollay:

Top of Chenus:

Powder on a pisted base on Jantzen:

Good cover down to (and below) 1850:

A little top-up due over the weekend - fingers crossed!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Lofoten video

Some nice memories on this little video from Matt, who was on our second Lofoten trip in 2015. Still a couple of spaces left for the right people in 2016!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Kendal Mountain Festival 2015

Winter is steadily drawing near (although the sun is very much present out here in the Alps) and as usual I am preparing for a quick trip back to the UK for the Kendal Mountain Festival. Once again I will be working on the core presenting team introducing and compering films and speakers throughout the weekend.

Kendal Mountain Festival 2015 - Official Trailer from Kendal Mountain Festival on Vimeo.