Hi All snow lovers!
What a season in some areas with record snowfalls! We are just back from Hintertux running thewww.alpinecoachingsnowsports.com Spring coaching courses. Plenty of snow and fresh tracks to be found every day. Despite the holiday period the slopes ( especially off piste) seemed quiet. We would return run after run and still ski ski fresh tracks right next to our last set of lines. Perfect.
A few weeks earlier I had been skiing in Pila just above Aosta running a BASI level 1 instructors course. First time in this resort and I must say I was rather impressed. Great slopes, typically Italian ( perfectly groomed) and all the instructors looked like they had their own page in Hello Magazine. I look forwards to skiing in Aosta again in the future.
Our adventure trip was once again back to Popov Shapka in Macedonia. This season I took a few customers with me and we spent 4 days skiing on piste, off piste, touring and using the local CAT skiing operation. The terrain in Macedonia is fantastic for freeride skiing and with a short skin you can access for amazing slopes with beautiful scenery. The infrastructure is a little dated so you need to understand this but the local people are very helpful and pleased to have you as their guests. Food is fantastic ( fusion of Austrian / Mediterranean and Turkish). Macedonia will now be a firm fixture in our annual programme.
My next trip will be the ISIA (International ski instructors association ) conference in Finland where the worlds professional ski instructors associations meet to discuss various topics ( 39 nations), this will be followed by the lasts Spring bash on the Hintertux Glacier 24th – 31st May 2014. Join us!
Hope you enjoy some pictures from various locations (the season 2014)