Things have changed quite a bit since my last post (except the last one about Hawaii, that I just added the tags to yesterday). Here’s a quick run down of the last few months in my life, and a few of the posts that I will hopefully get done in the coming months My Canadian […]Read More A Brief Update.
Grunau, Austria; a tiny but incredibly picturesque village hidden away in the Austrian alps, surrounded by mountains, lakes, lakes and mountains. Now that might not be enough to make you want to visit, but perhaps we can persuade you… The Accommodation: Probably one of the best reasons to visit is the wonderfully Austrian and uniquely […]Read More 48 Hours in… Grunau
Continued from Part 1 The bars in Le Lac were pretty limited to Loop bar, although I heard that there were also some great restaurants in the village. Val Claret dominated there, with Saloon and DropZone offering student friendly prices and plenty of others happy to host us for a few hours. Some dishing out […]Read More Tignes with Wasteland Ski and BUSC: Part 2
So my last trip out to France for the season was to Tignes for three weeks. The first week was with WastelandSki and Ciren Snow, part of the RAUSS. The last two week were with BUSC for their Main Event. Tignes itself is split into a few villages spreading up the valley. The main is […]Read More Tignes with Wasteland Ski and BUSC: Part 1
So a little personal update for you all. I’m currently in London visiting friends and exploring a little more, I will soon be heading up North to Leeds for a week with Pre-Fit, then down to Bath/Bristol to see friends, then another week of fittings. After that, I’ll visit Cardif and Bristol again before I […]Read More Where am I?
Here’s a short list of who you’ll be seeing on the mountain, where they reside and how to identify them 1) The Aspen Skier Usually found in the nicer resorts, Meribel and Val D’Isere these are hardcore fairweather piste skiers. They’ll be on the blues and reds, competently winding their way down to the next […]Read More Snow Stereotypes
Continued from here The Vanoise Express takes you across to the far left side of the La Plagne ski area, so it’s a couple of lifts up before you even reach the first of the main La Plagne bowls. Each has it’s own character, similar to Les Arcs, but with much less in the way […]Read More Les Arcs with Wasteland Ski – Part 2
I was very fortunate to spend two weeks in Les Arcs, first with Snowboard Club UK, and the second looking after Bath Uni. The resort area is actually split between about 5 smaller towns and villages that make up Les Arcs. Each town has it’s own character and clientele, appealing in different ways to the […]Read More Les Arcs with Wasteland Ski – Part 1
Val D’Isere has quite a reputation for being one of the nicest, and fanciest (by which I mean poshest) resorts in the alps. Which is why I was amazed to be heading there with 350 students from Oxford Brookes. At this point I had been transferred across from Alpe D’Huez in preparation for arrivals day. […]Read More Val D’Isere With Wasteland Ski
Second week out with Wasteland ski, and we had Glasgow, Cambridge (or one college) and Plymouth in Alpe D’Huez. I was one of the Plymouth coach reps, which meant a wonderful long trip out across the UK, over on the ferry and southwards through France. The journey isn’t half as bad as you might think, […]Read More Alpe D’Huez with Wasteland Ski