Deciding and applying to do a ski season is an exciting process but if you accept that first job offer that comes along, you may find your party animal mentality stuck in a quiet French hamlet for 5 months. Before sending out those CV’s, take a minute to consider these points which will hopefully set […]Read More
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March After the deep snow and freezing temperatures of December and January, March was a welcome lightness. As we left for work in the mornings, the sun was now emerging over the mountains, the afternoon sunshine lasting low into the afternoon allowing lazy pre-work snoozes in a piste side bar before heading back the chalet to cook […]Read More
After promising myself to do monthly updates from the Alps, the weeks slipped past. Days were filled with work, snowboard, work. Wednesday’s were typically a full day snowboarding or sleeping off work. So my photos have piled up and I’m now sat here at my desk back home, back out of the ski season bubble […]Read More
And sometimes, the mountains call you back for another season, despite your words from five years ago that my season days were over. And you oblige. I applied for my fifth season on a whim after living a relatively settled life back home for almost two years. Normal life wasn’t cutting it, it was time […]Read More
Work. Mountain.Work.Play.Sleep. The rhythm of life for five months of working in the French Alps. I’ve done four seasons in total for two different companies in Morzine and Val D’Isere – one mid-market family company and one higher end gourmet company but generally, the days were the same. I had slightly more mountain time with […]Read More
February was an offbeat choice to set off with a backpack to Eastern Europe. With a little money saved, I dithered for weeks over where to go – Central America or an African country were tempting, but flight prices were off-putting considering my tiny budget. Years back, when I lived in New Zealand, I remember how much […]Read More