Morzine Snow Trip Jan 2009

Last week I was on a snowboard/ski trip in Morzine in France.

matt-at-top-of-chamossiere

The backdrop is spectacular making skiing particularly enjoyable.

day-1-boarding-back

We stayed in a catered Chalet. It was excellent value for money and a hassle free way to enjoy the snow.

Kristy (left) and Gerrod (middle).

kristy-gerrod-and-matt

The Australian flag tattoos were in honour of Australia day which fell on our first day on the slopes.

My sister Kirsty (left) also came:

Kirsty and Kristy

Morzine is part of a large region in the Alps called Les Portes Du Soleil. Morzine is about 1000 metres above sea level. It’s altitude isn’t particularly high so the snowfall can sometimes be intermittent at the start or end of the season. As we travelled in the middle of the season we had great weather and snowfall. Most days were beautifully sunny.

The chalet’s hot tub had frequent use after a hard day on the slopes.

matt-relaxing

Whether it was through lack of fitness or practice or confidence, I found snowboarding more difficult than my previous trip two years ago. I’ve always found falling part and parcel of snowboarding, but on the second last day had a particurly heavy fall hurting my shoulder. So in a self-preservation effort I decided to learn skiing for the last day. I have Gerrod to thank for teaching me this much gentler sport.

Now we all await the video production Kirsty will put together. The best thing about this video is that she will only show the parts where we are all skiing/boarding well (at least I’m hoping!).

2 Comments »

  1. Emma said,

    February 3, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    ohmygoodness u went to France! it looks stunning.
    sorry to hear about your fall, hope it hasn’t broken u too much.
    also hope you’re making the most of those massive snow storms right now! It’s all over the news in Oz, so we’re thinking of u back here.

  2. bukbuk said,

    February 9, 2009 @ 9:03 am

    You seem to appreciating the hot tub… must have been a big day!
    Is it true that Kirstin piked out on an Aussie flag on her cheek? Or perhaps it’s on a cheek we can’t see?

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