Hi All Snowsport lovers!
Been a bit lazy in updating this so thought I better get on to it right now.
Well we are right in the thick of it now with The Snow Centre just entering our Super peak season ( December to March) however to be honest winter never really went away. The centre has seen phenomenal success over the last winter ( partly due to the great buzz coming off the winter Olympics). It never really got quiet which is great as I often look out on to the slope and see so many young people engaged in snowsports. This has become for many a lifestyle, just like it is with our Alpine or Scandinavian cousins.
First Alpine trip for me was back in October when I was part of the training team running our annual team training. This trip takes place on the Soelden glacier. Snow was not so good this year but adequate for training purposes. We had a great and I look forwards to getting back out there end of April 2015.
The week later I found myself in Dubai! This was to take a look at the big indoor slope operating over there. There is so much they do well ( low skilled activities) but the actually Alpine skiing was quiet and mainly expat Europeans. Great slope though I must say. Our senior management team travelled out in search or ” inspiration”! We did find it to be honest.
December saw me back out with the ALPINECOACHING team in our homeland Hintertux, Austria! 5 coaches along with around 30 guests enjoyed great early season conditions on the glacier. Snow on piste was some of the best I have skied at this time of year which is amazing considering most of Europe was suffering a snow drought. We look forwards to getting back to Hinteryux in April 2015. Our team included Dan Gillespie, Guy Nason and Penny Chapman ( All ISIA qualified coaches)
Me on the Glacier December 2014 ( not bad for an old git)
So as I write this im packing in preparation for my trip to Finland tomorrow. I went to Finland back on May 2014 for the ISIA conference and fell in love with the place. Clean, vast and so different from the Alps. I just had to organise a trip back so that me at 3am tomorrow on my way to Gatwick.
Up and coming we have a Norway trip planned and then it’s back to the wilds of Macedonia for more adventure.
I will check out now but will update soon.