Category: Pups on Piste

How Summer in a Ski Resort Will Improve Your Skiing

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The benefits of a summer holiday in a ski resort go way beyond fitness!

What? You’ve never seen the mountains green? You’re missing out! A woman once said, “Everyone should spend a summer holiday in a ski resort.” That woman was me.

I guarantee that the slopes in summer will offer at least as many thrills as they do in winter, the same stunning scenery – and wonderful wildlife if you’re lucky. Not only that, taking your summer holidays in a winter wonderland will help you to make the most of your time on the snow, perhaps in ways that you have never considered.

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This is the second guest blog that I have written as an ambassador for Ratoong, the No 1 platform for skiers and snowboarders to search and rate ski resorts.

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The Italian Jobsworth – A Brush With The Law in Coronavirus Lockdown

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Being stuck in a tranquil paradise is not sufficient to liberate me from Morning Worries

A recurring feature of our stay in Monte Rosa has been my Morning Worries.

As we sip our coffee in bed, overlooking the snowy peaks, my night fears bubble to the surface. When I am forced to blurt them out, Mark addresses each one individually, with characteristic tenderness and empathy. Continue reading “The Italian Jobsworth – A Brush With The Law in Coronavirus Lockdown”

The Battle of the Oranges – The Carnevale di Ivrea

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“The tomato festival? That’s for boys. The orange festival is for MEN!”

Fun for Non-Skiers Involving Flying Fruit & Friesians!

Since we had non-skiing Dutch friends staying with us in Monte Rosa, it seemed only fitting to take them to an Orange Festival. Continue reading “The Battle of the Oranges – The Carnevale di Ivrea”

New Release: Pups on Piste – A Ski Season in Italy

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In between our latest adventure and purchasing an ex-army truck for our next adventure, I have written a book about a previous adventure!

Pups on Piste – A Ski Season in Italy documents the first three month winter season that we spent in beautiful Monte Rosa, one of the ski areas of the Aosta Valley in northern Italy.

With parables from on piste and off, Pups on Piste tells of my own skiing journey – from tears on a blue run to powder hound, along with how we got a full season on the snow when we, “don’t look old enough to have given up work” – and what we did for Winter Walkies with four pups in tow.

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