My life in the Mountains.
I am not sure if it was the moment I drove into the Chamonix Valley? My first sight of what goes on above the lifts? The first line I climbed and skied? Or the people I have met?
This place has inspired me to become better, look at things differently, challenge my skills, and trust what I can do.
My first trip to Chamonix was everything I thought it would be and more. It was humbling and challenging at the same. Right away I felt small and disorientated in such a hectic steep place. Once gaining my bearings and catching up to the Chamonix pace, I started to embrace the steepness and the exposure.
It quickly became one of the best ski experiences I have had and a style of skiing that I ski for.
I feel lucky to have shared my experience with the people I did, so many great characters and inspiring stories live in this valley. It was hard to say goodbye to a valley filled with a lifetime of skiing. It has changed the way I look at the mountains and challenged me to come back next season even stronger. The only way I could leave was knowing I would be back.
Thanks to everyone who shared this with me. I am truly grateful for new friendships and many great turns. I know it is just the beginning of Chamonix skiing for me, I will see you next season!
Thanks for the support
After a summer of hard work, It was time to reconnect with my adventure buddy Kate Devine. Kate and I did our Assistant ski exam together last year, spending many hrs training… and many days shredding powder! its a fine balance I know.
This trip was the first alpine trip together with no skis . . . makes for a funny decent, and a good reminder of why we both love skiing so much!
September 22-23 East face Castor, Dome, Rampart