Archive for category: Snowboarding

/ March 20, 2012 3:25 pm

Snowboarding: St Anton – The Edmonds Snow Holiday 2012

Trip 10 of 10 – 11th March 2012 For my full itinerary click this link.  Also worth a look are all the pictures.   What can I say about St Anton, Austria?  How do you describe the best week of an already awesome season of snow and snowboarding?  (I’m still working on a short review video…)   St Anton was […]

/ March 10, 2012 11:56 pm

Snowboarding: Mayrhofen

3rd – 10th March 2012 Trip 9 of 10 – Click here for my itinerary, and here for all the pictures from this trip. And as always, I’ve put a lot of useful links at the end.   Slovenia had been good, but I was looking forward to getting back up to a large resort.  Mayrhofen is hailed as a […]

/ March 4, 2012 6:35 pm

Snowboarding: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

1st-3rd March 2012 Trip 8 of 10 – For my full plans see this post and for all the pictures from this trip click here   After the usual Tartan Army fun and frolicking in Ljubljana, it was time to get back to snowboarding – I’d only have a day in Kranjska Gora so despite the offer of staying an extra […]

/ February 29, 2012 3:10 pm

Snowboarding: Bled & Vogel, Slovenia

25th – 28th February 2012   For all the pictures from Bled and Vogel click here (opens a new window).   In this post I’ll need to speak a bit about getting to, and around, the resorts in Slovenia, and exactly where to go as the internet is somewhat lacking decent information on it.  Slovenia is not the impoverished former-eastern-block […]

/ February 26, 2012 5:11 pm

Snowboarding: Solden

18th-25th February 2012 – For all the pictures from my Solden trip click here.   Leaving Solden and Austria behind, I’m now bound for Slovenia by train, and looking back on the last tiring and muddled week I’m trying to think what I’m going to say… this post may be a bit of a ramble. Rest assured that Solden is […]

/ February 18, 2012 9:22 pm

Snowboarding: Villars

11th February 2012   Trip 5 of 10 – Click here for my planned itinerary.   Villars-Sur-Ollon, or simply Villars, is a small quaint town, made up of typically Swiss wooden chalets separated by a main shopping street, and it has a real homely or family feel and a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  The area also has some of […]

/ February 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Snowboarding: Courchevel & Les 3 Vallees

4th February 2012   Trip 4 of 10 – Click here for my full itinerary   “Les 3 Vallées”, The Three Valleys in France, are made up most famously of Courchevel, Meribel, and Val Thorens, and is one of the largest ski area’s in the world.  So it should come as no surprise that it was one of my planned […]

/ February 5, 2012 10:59 am

Snowboarding: Chamonix

28th January 2012   Trip 3 of 10 – Click here for my full itinerary.   An American friend emailed me recently saying she hadn’t known what “off-piste” was, and since I’d mentioned it quite a few times, she Googled it and discovered its what Americans refer to as “backcountry”. Chamonix is well known as an off-piste (or backcountry) haven, […]

/ January 28, 2012 6:00 pm

Snowboarding: Val d’Isere

21st January 2012   Trip 2 of 10 – Click here for the full post with my itinerary.   I’d never been to Val d’Isere before, and many people seem to hold it in a slightly negative light and hail it as an expensive rich kids hangout… but with my sister Helen already waiting in Geneva airport, we were going – […]

/ January 21, 2012 6:00 pm

Snowboarding: Borovets “Cheap and Cheerful”

Snowboarding: Borovets, Bulgaria – Cheap and Cheerful! 14th January 2012 It was day two, and I wasn’t going to make the same mistake again, this time there was no slowing down, I was going for it, and flying down the last section of the red run I hit the flat “ski-way” and tried desperately to reach the main gondola without […]