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All Tracked Out…

A clear blue sky today which helped a lot – as it was pretty windy and another very chilly morning up on the mountain. We made our way over to the Vallon chairlift and spent the morning doing off-piste runs from Col de la Cucumelle and Tete de la Balme (2625m) which both involve a little […]

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60’s Style…mais pas le Français

One of the benefits of the Serre Chevalier Season Pass is you get a total of 15 days (!) of skiing in all most of the other local stations (with the gaping omission of La Grave) so today we had a family day out at Puy-Saint-Vincent. You have to drive about a 30min from Briancon to get to the […]

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Santa Cruz Syndicate to Use Shimano/Fox…

The Santa Cruz Syndicate downhill mountain biking team are to stop using SRAM components and Rockshox suspension for the coming season. From this year they will be kitting out their Carbon V-10 downhill bikes with Shimano Saint/XTR groupset and Fox forks & shocks Check the video to see the team putting their shiny new kit through its […]

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Return of the Sun…

  Well after the decent dump of snow over the weekend and a few (rare) cloudy days this week in the valley, we woke up this morning and it looked like the sun was going to be back.  And indeed it was, we were happy to see it but boy is it cold! The car […]

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Always Remember, to Stand Sideways…

Thought I’d throw this up here – the 2nd trailer for the 2012 Burton Snowboards movie (released end of last year) ‘Standing Sideways’ Good trailer and even if you don’t like snowboarding movies I know some of you must like Queen & David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’  😉   enjoy…   [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LojD4hbBMt4&feature=player_embedded]   If you like what […]

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Life in the Freezer…

Snowed all night last night so was on the first lift this morning & putting down some fresh tracks in the fresh snow by 9h30 – which really can’t be beat as a way to kick start the day 🙂 Carried on snowing for the rest of the day so another fun morning in store […]

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Serre Chevalier; an Introduction…

Whenever I tell friends back home exactly where I’m living now they more often than not say “where?” So for those that don’t know here’s a good (snowboarders) introduction to the Serre Chevalier Valley – I nicked it off the Whitelines website (http://whitelines.mpora.com/directory/serre-chevalier.html) if you want to see the original Serre Chevalier is one of […]

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Silly Sundays…

  If you want your snowboard waxed or want to know how to wax it check this page   …but if you want to see how it should be done you should probably watch this 😉 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFp4X5Ivixs&context=C3a6ecd4ADOEgsToPDskKB45uO0CXYaV99rBaNPUQN] […]

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