The inter-season weather has set in here in the Tarantaise Valley, grey sky's and rain make for a fairly grim atmosphere. But its good to just wind down after the season and just chill.
Looking back over this past winter its hard to pick out my favourite day, theres been so many. Maybe the surprise pow we found on our tour to Mont Jovet, or the two steep couloirs, maybe the cheese fondu we had.....theres just to many to choose from. The exposed face off the Aguille Rouge is up there for sure but for me there is a standout day, the Saint Foy Freeride Qualifier. For what was just supposed to be a bit of fun and a way to push myself, turned out to be one of the best days I've ever had. I felt confident having already done the Les Arcs qualifier and i put down the run i wanted to do, even if i did fall at the end. Finishing in 6th place was incredible, although it did make me think i could have placed higher if i had stomped my 360......but thats just the competitive side coming out.
The event had a sweet atmosphere, and people seemed pumped to just be involved. Although everyone wanted to win, they still cheered on all the other competitors.........pretty rare thing in sport these days!
So that day is definitely something I'm proud of, and gets me more pumped to compete more next season.
Heres the Red Bull promo video.
These are my favourite photos of the winter, we were lucky to do so many cool things......pictures say a thousand words.