Gone surfing…

Bonjour!

Season is almost over and snow is slowly but surely changing into slush. A few days I felt like grabbing the surfboard instead of skis when heading to the sunburned slopes. But, in the beginning of this week it was one of those days again – we got 40cm of fresh snow!!!

I love the contrast of winter and summer in one scene: crispy green valleys and mountains doped in white. I feel like Alice in Wonderland, not wanting to leave this place that has become home. 

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Tomorrow is the last day in Brevent and Grand Montets will be closed next weekend. We have tried to do the most of it while we still can. Sometimes the xtreme is closer you think…

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Last weekend Magnus came in town and we did Col du Passon on a sunny Saturday. It was a great day out. We found some powder on the glacier of Le Tour and enjoyed a 1500m long run down after skinning and climbing to 3050 meters and swetting like kebab rolling on a grill… including UV factor.

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After the snowfall Jari headed up to Midi for some shooting and a boys day out. Here are Paul and Rillu doing some nice turns on the Petit Rognon.

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I have sat inside for 2 days in a cold not feeling so crispy and fresh as the snow. Jari was not feeling so well either but he was sick when it rained for 3 days, so good pick there 😉 Today it’s +22 so it is time to dig out the flipsy-flopsies (and bikini) again from the closet. There will be some big splashing tomorrow – The Freeride Days at GM are scheduled to start at 7.00am…

Talking about freeride I have forgotten to report from Derby De La Meije. I did some road trippin and visited La Grave for the first time for a month ago. Cherry trees blossomed already then below 1000m.
Here a few pictures from the final day (from derbydelameije.com) – we had our own basecamp at 3200 vertical. For about 4 hours of alpine sunshine, 3 bottles of red wine and some French cheese later…burp… I thought I might join next year 😀

A bientôt!

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