Posts in 'Snowboarding'

Lake Bozel French Alps

A winter season in the French Alps: March and April

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 […]

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View down to Meribel

A winter season in the French Alps: January and February

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 […]

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Val D'Isere French Alps Working a ski season

A day in the life of a chalet chef

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 […]

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Trakai Lithuania

10 Highlights from backpacking Eastern Europe in Winter

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 […]

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