It goes without saying that snowboarding is one of the funnest things you can do in the mountains with your trousers on. But hey, coming in an awfully close second is shooting guns, which is why serial waffler, Mr Dan ‘Pro Lens (Amateur Body)’ Milner has come up with the ingenious idea of putting it all together in a slide show.
And as if that’s not enough, the ones doing all the shootin’ (or would that be chutin’?) are some of the sport’s most legendary figures: Jeremy Jones, The Cat and, it goes without saying, the lovely and talented Angie Wardell.
Tonight, 20:30, don’t forget your heckle hat.
So it’s been a few days since the last snowfall and the latest influx of tourists are wondering where to find the freshies. Lucky for us, TV Mountain and the Te Crew have put together an easy-to-follow, step-by-step video showing us all where to go to find the goods. First, climb the Voie des Suisses (IV, 3, 800m – ‘le plus bel itinéraire de la face’) on the north face of Les Courtes. Don’t forget your crampons.
Then, after a leisurely lunch and massage at the 3-star spa at the top of the route, get yourself ready to shred the sunny south face of Les Courtes which, at 700m of 40-45˚/55˚ (5.2), you’ll no doubt be wondering why you’ve got it all to yourself.
Big up to TV Mountain and Chamonix.net for another fine snow report. Curses to Alexandre Marchesseau, Florent Gex and Luc Mongellaz for making it all look so easy.
There are still freshies within easy reach of the lifts…
… Then again, they’re not called hardcores because of the number of laps they can do on the Brochard in a day.
Big up to Michel Bordet, Philippe Collet, Fred Souchon, TV Mountain and Chamonix.net for a mighty fine snow report.
Long time no post. Deepest apologies but I’ve been knee deep in work and then the lifts opened and I went skiing and then I was waist deep. If only they made 130mm rockered keyboards…
Anyway, while some of you no doubt see this break in the action as a huge relief it’s been rumored there are others out there who insist on checking back in from time to time. To all five of you (especially the two of you who aren’t related), thanks for your dedication and I hope you will accept this video as a token of my undying appreciation.
What a difference a day makes. That and an extra 1500 meters.
Big thanks to TV Mountain, Chamonix.net, Michel Bordet and Romain Aubrun.
Rain to 2400 meters doesn’t do a whole lot for snow quality but hey, we’ll take an abundance of mashed potatoes over 2011’s blue ice and rocks anytime.
Thanks to TVMountain, Chamonix.net and Fanny Gras for another great snow report.