A week in Chamonix.

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Chamonix lust

Chamonix 2013

 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!

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The Argentiere Glacier neck pain.

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Marcus climbing -Col de la Vert

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Col de la Vert , my first ski in Chamonix!

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Col de la Vert, and more neck pain!

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Powder day on the Cosmiques couloir with Canadian Oli, and Marcus!

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Argentiere Glacier

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Dave climbing the Aiguille qui remue.

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beauty glacier lines

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Kit Deslauriers and Dave Rosenbarger

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Met Kit on the bus, stoked to ski!

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Dropping into Aiguille qui remue.

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Dynastar team on aiguille qui remue : Kit DesLauriers, Christina Lusti

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Dave Rosenbarger sandwich

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Kit DesLauriers on the qui remue

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Following Arcteryx Athlete Eric Hoji up- col de courtes

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topping out on col de courtes

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Johan Wildhagen

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The crew on col de courtes; Johan Wildhagen, Eric Hjorleifson, Christina Lusti, Dave Rosenbarger

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Dropping

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early morning bus: Johan Wildhagen photo

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so much to look at. Johan Wildhagen photo

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Col de courts with Eric Hjorleifron, Dave Rosenbarger, Christina Lusti. Johan Wildhagen photo

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Climbing to ski the North Face of the Noire: Johan Wildhagen photo

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look at me look at me: Eric Hjorleifson, Dave Rosenbarger: Johan Wildhagen photo

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Apres Chalet style

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Dave Rosenbarger navigating the bergshrund.

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Dave Rosenabarger, Eric Hjorleifson, Johan Wildhagen

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Johan Wildhagen and Mont Blanc in the distance.

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A few turns off the Aiguille du midi, Eric Hjorleifson

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not his first time here, Dave Rosenbarger

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Boys dropping, Eric Hjorleifson, Dave Rosenbarger

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Pow turns in May, Dave Rosenbarger

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Dave Rosenbarger looking down our line, col du plan.

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Stoked to finish my trip with a North Face lap, Col du plan.

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Aiguille du midi turns, dave Rosenbarger

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Quickest way to Apres makes Dave smile.

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Into the exit couloir, Col du plan with Dave Rosenbarger

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Dave Rosenbarger

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Dave Rosenbarger

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Last few turns of my Chamonix trip, but not my last turns in Chamonix!

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Dave Rosenbarger exit of the col du plan

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looking up the North Face, Dave Rosenbarger

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Chamonix Magic, our line lookers left.

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Heli download cause it was my last day ?

Thanks for the support

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CMH Skifuhrer

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My parents back in the good old CMH days !

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The skiing is good!

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view from the office does not suck!

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Team work is everything!

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Always a good time!

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Always learning something new!

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Working with amazing people!

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Going to new places!

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Looking for the pick up !

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Safety first!

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Making new friends !

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Skiing first !!!!

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Most important friend !!

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This job is the bomb !

Fairy Meadows with Arcteryx crew

A few reasons why I moved West.

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Alex Wigley skiing a line off Mount Howard.

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Quintic

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Jason Kruk giving Mount Howard the boot

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always smiling in the alpine

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Boys in transition

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Boxing day crew

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Duffey

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Alex Wigley getting rich in the “million dollar couloir “

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excited

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Thats my ski pole

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life is beautiful up here

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Damian Cromwell skiing the Cromwell Couloir also known as DOA

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December days

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We went around this !

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Damian hurry up!

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Tobin on his ride

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Marcus Waring you are one good skier !

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booting up the Aussie on Mt Joffre

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Slalok, great way to end the day

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Aussie Bootin

So far, so amazing !

Here are a few photos from my early season . . . getting warmed up and back in the swing of things!

 Shaping up to be an amazing season.

Jimmy Martinello Photography.

 

Alpine start sparkle.

 

Rock and Roll Boot Pack.

 

Happy Girl.

 

“Hi Mom!”

 

So far, so amazing !

Climbing Birkenstock Couloir.

 

Jimmy Martinello Photography.

Back in the Selkirks and the getting is good!
hotdogging with Chris Rubens, this guy knows how to ski!

 

Dropping into Cheops North lines.

 

Rubens carving up some POW turns in the sun.
Rogers Pass

 

Sean Cochrane cruising the CHAM ski in the sunshine.

First few turns on my new set up:
Dynastar CHAM 107 HM

Arron Chance heading up Video Peak, Rogers Pass.

 

Danyelle Magnan working through the rock notch into the ski line.

 

Joey Vosburgh Dropping into his line.

 

Mountain dreams.

 

Quick run through of Crevasse rescue on Mount Revelstoke.

 

Craig McGee stoked and ready for the season @ Rogers Pass

 

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