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!
The Argentiere Glacier neck pain.
Marcus climbing -Col de la Vert
Col de la Vert , my first ski in Chamonix!
Col de la Vert, and more neck pain!
Powder day on the Cosmiques couloir with Canadian Oli, and Marcus!
Dave climbing the Aiguille qui remue.
beauty glacier lines
Kit Deslauriers and Dave Rosenbarger
Met Kit on the bus, stoked to ski!
Dropping into Aiguille qui remue.
Dynastar team on aiguille qui remue : Kit DesLauriers, Christina Lusti
Dave Rosenbarger sandwich
Kit DesLauriers on the qui remue
Following Arcteryx Athlete Eric Hoji up- col de courtes
topping out on col de courtes
The crew on col de courtes; Johan Wildhagen, Eric Hjorleifson, Christina Lusti, Dave Rosenbarger
early morning bus: Johan Wildhagen photo
so much to look at. Johan Wildhagen photo
Col de courts with Eric Hjorleifron, Dave Rosenbarger, Christina Lusti. Johan Wildhagen photo
Climbing to ski the North Face of the Noire: Johan Wildhagen photo
look at me look at me: Eric Hjorleifson, Dave Rosenbarger: Johan Wildhagen photo
Apres Chalet style
Dave Rosenbarger navigating the bergshrund.
Dave Rosenabarger, Eric Hjorleifson, Johan Wildhagen
Johan Wildhagen and Mont Blanc in the distance.
A few turns off the Aiguille du midi, Eric Hjorleifson
not his first time here, Dave Rosenbarger
Boys dropping, Eric Hjorleifson, Dave Rosenbarger
Pow turns in May, Dave Rosenbarger
Dave Rosenbarger looking down our line, col du plan.
Stoked to finish my trip with a North Face lap, Col du plan.
Aiguille du midi turns, dave Rosenbarger
Quickest way to Apres makes Dave smile.
Into the exit couloir, Col du plan with Dave Rosenbarger
Last few turns of my Chamonix trip, but not my last turns in Chamonix!
Dave Rosenbarger exit of the col du plan
looking up the North Face, Dave Rosenbarger
Chamonix Magic, our line lookers left.
Heli download cause it was my last day ?
Thanks for the support