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Ski guiding in Meribel France with British ski instructors
Ski guiding in Meribel France with British ski instructors
Ski guiding in Meribel France with British ski instructors
Ski guiding in Meribel France with British ski instructors

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February Celebrations in Meribel

It isn't unusual to be asked to take part in a torchlight descent during the February holiday period, in fact working for the Meribel ESF there is an expectation of this. This winter was no different, but with a couple of twists. Firstly, it is the 70th anniversary of the ski school this winter, well worth shouting about. And secondly, the 'International Space Station' was making an appearance above Meribel. How does this all fit together........

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February 26, 2017

How Does Skiing Evolve With Age

That's a burning question, and something I've been pondering for a few winters now. And to be honest, I've kept quiet about this subject through fear of sounding 'of mature years' myself - but also because I wasn't sure if this was a subject people wanted to talk about. However, this winter I have already taught many people in their fifties, sixties, seventies and a lovely gentleman who is currently eighty seven years old. I believe that as a committed ski instructor, I need to know and understand what people are thinking about during their ski lessons, and also when they are free-skiing. So over the last few weeks here in Méribel, I've been tentatively asking people how they think their performance on skis has evolved whilst not getting any younger. Are you ready?

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February 6, 2017

Take Great Photos Whilst On A Ski Holiday - Part Two

Just over a week ago I published a blog post that proved really popular, titled 'Take Great Photos On A Ski Holiday', click here for the link. It was an article jam packed with advice. However deep down I thought it was incomplete, even though it was such a long post. So again, I've put ski instructing topics aside, and will dive straight back into giving some tips that I hope will help you take better pics during your next ski holiday.

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January 18, 2017

Take Great Photos Whilst On A Ski Holiday

Instead of writing about ski technique, snow conditions, or people I have met whilst ski instructing recently in Méribel, I thought I would shake up the blog posts for a change. If you are a regular reader you will know that I love to take a photo or two whilst up the mountain.

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January 7, 2017

The Rucksack With A Difference

The last few weeks have been a huge amount of fun here in the French Alps. I've been lucky enough to have free-skied with friends and fellow ski instructors here in Méribel, and also in Val Thorens, Tignes and Val d'Isere. Granted we haven't exactly been skiing in deep powder snow, but I have to say that the endless sunshine has been rather enjoyable that's for sure. Whilst skiing, I'm always on the lookout for something to write about on my blog page. And this week's post is a little different to normal, ie nothing to do with ski instructing, snow conditions or the fabulous people that I meet on the mountain. It's a short post about a friend's rucksack! The amazing Black Diamond Halo 28 Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Pack (disclaimer: neither he nor myself are being paid by Black Diamond).

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December 22, 2016

Current Snow Conditions In France

Hi everyone, thought I'd quickly check-in and share with you a very brief snow report direct from the French Alps. Yesterday morning I drove across from Méribel to Val Thorens (also in the 3 Valleys ski area) for my first ski of the winter. The reason for driving is that we are still two weeks away from the Méribel ski lifts from opening. So what was the snow like?

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November 27, 2016

Humans Of Méribel - Celebrating Last Winter

Here is the final 'Humans of Méribel' post from last winter. Why? Well your favourite blogging ski instructor is back in the French Alps, and gradually settling back to life at altitude. This means I'll try and start blogging with fresh material very soon indeed. However for this final 'Humans' post I wanted to celebrate with you quite a few more people. The sport of skiing, and teaching, makes a fascinating opportunity with meeting new people. So let's get straight into this weeks collection.

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November 23, 2016

Humans of Méribel - Loic The Lumberjack

This week the 'Humans of Méribel' continues, and features people I encountered through last winter. The last couple of posts included Ski Sunday presenters, and an Olympic gold winning athelete, all very glamourous. This week, it's the turn of Loic, who is a fellow ski instructor in Méribel. At the end of most winters I need to re-stock my log pile on the balcony of my apartment. With Loic being a colleague, and a lumberjack in the summer months, it makes sense for me to ask him for a delivery. So here goes with Loic .......

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November 16, 2016

Humans of Méribel - Olympic Special

Last week I blogged about a personal project that was run last winter on a Facebook page called 'Humans of Méribel'. In summary, whilst ski teaching each winter, I'm very lucky to get to meet a whole variety of people. It's fascinating to spend time with new and current clients, and get to know them a little more each time. This project was started to celebrate the stories I hear each day, and also an excuse to take a very quick photo of them. Last week featured a couple of Ski Sunday presenters, incuding an Olympic Bronze medallist. This week, we are going to change the colour of the medal to Gold! Let's get going straight away.....

Posted
November 11, 2016

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March Snow Conditions In Meribel

One of the many advantages of being a Ski Instructor based in Meribel, is being up the mountain pretty much every day. This means accurate first hand knowledge of snow conditions. Granted, webcams provide reliable images, and of course there other sources of information. However I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on the current snow conditions.

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