We had a good amount of snow over new years (70cm fell in one day, which caused chaos on the roads as it was every ones dreaded day.......transfer day)
This meant that i had 4 weeks of amazing snowboarding, we were out everyday all day constantly finding fresh snow and drops. I had also treated myself to a new big mountain board, a 164 Rossignol Krypto. This is probably the best board I've ridden, its so stable at speed and landing drops, it seems to just want to push you the whole time.
You can see most of the photos in the 'Media' section...but even they don't do it justice. The snow was deep, soft and perfect for landings which gave us the confidence to go bigger.
We also managed to get a run down the 'North Face of the Bellcotte' in La Plagne. The north face is well know for being a steep gnarly face that has high consequences especially after new snow. There are a lot of different routes down the face, we opted for the easier one as it was safer. It was a good run down with new snow...until the bottom which is a traverse out through a forest. This section definitely needed more snow, at one point having to take of ski's and snowboard to walk part of the route........but its all part of the adventure right?
The best bit was probably the route we took getting to the north face...shown in the photo below. Good snow and real technical run down.
We have a few 'go to' places in les arcs which were all on in these 4 weeks. Namely the bowl where the Red Bull Linecatcher is held and the Grand Col chair lift are both super fun after a dump of snow.
After a slow start to the season things have defiantly stepped up a gear.