Category Archives: Skiing

To the Jungfrau…

This weekend, we travelled to the Bernese Oberland to celebrate Lucy’s 26th birthday. I had never been to German Switzerland before and it was really exactly as I had imagined. We drove along roads that meandered beside clear blue lakes; … Continue reading

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My brother

Earlier this month, my brother and his girlfriend came for a visit. It was Jacob’s first time skiing, and I think everyone would agree that he is a natural, going from this… to this… …in less than a fortnight. It … Continue reading

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SNOW

Today, we awoke to snow. Heavy, glorious snow. The snow of Christmas cards. The snow of Narnia under the rule of the White Witch. The snow that makes traffic slow to a crawl and pedestrians shuffle and slide through the … Continue reading

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The Vallée Blanche

Last week, I finally skied the Vallée Blanche for the first time. A 17km itinerary that, in good conditions, takes the skier from the top of Aiguille du Midi, at 3,842m, to Chamonix village, at about 1000m, through the very … Continue reading

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adventures in Italy and cheese

The first morning of Ed and Anna’s visit was spent watching the Ski World Cup: lycra-clad athletes flying down the famous Kandahar piste in Les Houches while the crowds lining the slopes shook cowbells and cheered the French contestants with … Continue reading

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Lucy & Liam

This weekend we had the pleasure of the company of Lucy and Liam, who brought with them sunshine and blue skies for two full days. This weekend was also Chamonix’s stint as the hosts of the Freeride World Tour, a … Continue reading

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