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Tales from the Back Country. Euan, ‘Eurika’ and Eagles.

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Our busy morning commute on the Seehorn lift!

Gressoney Back Country Ski Course with Snoworks – Day 3

I managed not to cock up the porridge this morning and the tactic of putting grated cheese in the pups’ food seemed to get us over the hand feeding issue! The pups saw us off with a look of resignation rather than reproach, but we both felt like we had been steamrollered. After two full days skiing off piste, I was so stiff that I could hardly walk!

It was snowing! My first sight of the morning was Snoworks’ Nick Quinn skidding powder snow off the piste over his head, whooping with excitement and shouting “Look at THIS!!!!!!” Continue reading “Tales from the Back Country. Euan, ‘Eurika’ and Eagles.”

Gressoney Back Country Ski Course with Snoworks

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The first day of our off piste course; bluebird skies, no wind – and 30cm of snow last night!

Tales from the Back Country – Day 1

“You will need skis at least 100mm underfoot” said Snoworks’ chief instructor Nick Quinn at our welcome meeting.

We must be the jammiest off piste skiers in the world. A week ago, thin lines of white piste wound through grass and the black run needed a bit of a strim. Then it started snowing. And snowing and snowing and snowing! Since Thursday, it has virtually not stopped. We didn’t ski over the weekend as the visibility was terrible, then came Monday morning. The first day of our off piste ski course; bluebird skies, no wind – and 30cm of snow last night! Continue reading “Gressoney Back Country Ski Course with Snoworks”

How to Improve Your Skiing IMMEASURABLY!

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“You do it like this!” – Not All Ski Instruction is the Same…

Previously, we discussed why it is that “With Great Powder Comes Great Responsibility.”

I also mentioned that the prospect of skiing down seven Chilean volcanoes was how we discovered our tried-and-trusted way to get into the back country safely.

A side-effect of all this was that our skiing improved IMMEASURABLY! So pull up a pew and I shall tell you how!

Continue reading “How to Improve Your Skiing IMMEASURABLY!”