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Snowboarding in Les Gets: Chapter Two (France 2019)

What is this post? – Chapter Two of Team Von Wizzie’s snowboard trip to Les Gets in January 2019; including a review of beginner snowboard lessons with MINT Snowboarding and various shots out and about on the slopes of Les Gets and Avoriaz. Some context? – I’ve been snowboarding since 2001 and have spent 8 full length winter seasons working in various resorts around the world in addition to various European snow trips. I’m also a Level 1 Snowboard…

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Snowboarding in Les Gets: Chapter One (France 2019)

What is this post? – Chapter One of Team Von Wizzie’s snowboard trip to Les Gets in January 2019; including details of flights, transfers, what the place was like, a review of the Pure Mountain Holidays ‘Chalet Forestiere’ and other practical info. Some context? – I’ve been snowboarding since 2001 and have spent 8 full length winter seasons working in various resorts around the world in addition to various European snow trips; hopefully that gives me some frame of…

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Top 3 Snowboard Travel Insurance Providers UK: Winter 2017/2018

It’s that time of year again.  Resorts across Europe and North America are reporting huge dumps of early season snow and posting amazing Insta photos of lucky buggers enjoying first lifts and freshies on opening day; all whilst we’re left hoping against hope that it might actually snow in the UK this winter. You’ve read all the early prediction weather reports and apparently, due to unseasonably low highs in counter-rotational stratospheric isotherms there’s a contra-indication that El Niño temperature fluctuations…

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Action Sports: A Personal History of Commitment and Progression

My successes and (mostly) failures with surfing recently made me realise that I’ve journeyed through ‘the progression curve’ of 4 different action sports now.  So, can my previous experiences learning to skateboard, to snowboard and to downhill mountain bike help me through the next tricky stage of my surfing progression? Only one way to find out… Part 1: Skateboarding It was 1995 and I was 14 years old.  Channel 4 had a TV show on Sunday mornings that had…

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