SnowFest 2008

A bit of a late report, but hey we’ve been busy paddling…

March 8th through to March 15th was the now annual Snow Fest, Team Boarder vs Team Ski face off. Although the teams became far more fractured before the end of the week.

Day 1 (sat): a general mish mash of skiing boarding and stuff….

Day 2 (Sun): Team extreme (Will & co) formed the first break away group, of anyone who could keep up. Which was most people, but along the way we lost, Alison, Sue, Penny & Andy.

Apres ski

Day 3 (Mon): Team chill is formed (founding members Sue & Andy on the previous day), with a view to taking more breaks. Vin Chaud, Hot Chocolate and the occasional beer, with this in mind I was easily adopted as was Sara. I think there were other breakaways such as Team Girly featuring… Chris Crawley and the Girls. And Team Speedy, with Will, Cath and others.

Team Chill

Day 4 (Tues): Snow Day, we got dumped on all day long and it was awesome… fresh snow all day. Team Chill adopted some of team Speedy Boarder Chris R & Ade and some random Skiers, after carving some fresh tracks then went did some proper off piste tree weaving powdery runs. Not really very chilled we all got the first lift and the last lift of the day. It was awesome. Also tree weaving was Mike & Penny. Team extreme were off being more extreme. Team Crawley I think stayed on Piste (how lame is that). Did I mention it was Awesome?

SaraChris Rees

Day 5 (Weds): Rain Day, a good day to be in the bar. The snow of the previous day was replaced by rain, it was unpleasant. I think team extreme felt the need for a long day clocking up some distance on the higher slopes. Team chill went for hot chocolate, then soup, then left to go to the bar. I think we Spent a good 2 hours drinking hot chocolate & soup.

In the Bar

Day 6 (Thurs): It was sunny, pretty damn good really. The teams got mixed up again, I can’t remember who was where. We boarded, some skied.

Group ShotTamsin

Day 7 (Fri): Our first proper time in the boarder park. Ade, Dave C, Sara were definitely chilled. The boarder park rocked then we took a trip up the canyon, an off piste run with lots of jumps & stuff. We all tried to get as much radical air as possible. Andy won!

ridgeAndy Big Air

Day 8 (Sat): Last day, more boarder park action, and a mad dash back to the Hire Shop to return Stuff.


Day Later… I made a vid:

This report is badly recalled from the Brain of Aussie Dave, it probably contains many factual inaccuracies. Photo’s were stolen from Facebook, if they look like yours they probably are, a good time was had by all Mr Potts deserves big credit again for booking accommodation & pointing us in the direction Ski Hire and lift tickets. I’ll be back again next year.


3 Responses

  1. Happy days… how about a happy season some time? 😉

  2. I’ve got the ski bug and maybe one day the boarding bug! Great holiday and wishing I was back skiing rather than having to work.

  3. Love the video Dave, looks like an awesome trip! One day am gonna learn The Art of Snow too… 🙂

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