Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Monday, 27 January 2014

Powder Hounds hit the slopes....

I decided to take a road trip and visit the Woodwards in France this week. It was a reasonably long drive, but I was happy to finally try out my car bed. The car bed worked well, in fact too well and I overslept!

Wild weather greeted me when I arrived at their château, high up on Frances Massif Centrale plateau. Their house sits at 1200m, bleak and wild outside, but toasty and welcoming in. 

Jaffa, chilling in the château, while the storm builds outside
Waking up to fresh snow, I think todays skiing will be good...

Today we hit the slopes at Le Lioran, I great place for my first proper ski! I've had some indoor lessons, but never been on 'proper' pistes. What an amazing day, sure we were only on greens and blues, but it was great shredding the runs! Atmospheric weather added to the day (as well as the chips), and when we finally went to the top of the mountain we found ourselves in a blizzard. 

Kev, wild man of Le Lioran

Wait for me.....

I can see why people ski, I definitely have the bug, and I'm already stoked and excited about working on my parallel technique tomorrow (as I sit with my feet up and a glass of Mazet....).

Just about to shred a tough blue!!

My favourite run on day 1 (before the forest section)

Dry the kit, ready for day 2

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