Last of the Blower

This week has been an unexpected late season extended freeride session in the trees down to the valley floor. Michelle Blaydon Powder-3

Fuelling up for the day. More caffeine required.Michelle Blaydon Powder-4

Acres of cold blower to be had.
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The odd face shot.Pillows-2

Just the two of us skiing.
Michelle Blaydon Powder-2The zone with the best lift access ski hill in the World.


Pillows, Spines & the Freeride World Tour Boys

I went for one run after work, solo, no pack, beeps or kit. Ipod and tunes. In the lift I met curent Freeride World Tour leader Drew Tabke, competitor Kevin O’Meara and Chamonix locals Dave Searle and Davide de Masi. A 10 turn warm up took us to the pillow field of justice. A 100 foot vertical drop over a ten pillow at roughly 60 degrees. Time to send.

Shame I just had a phone camera and not the 5d but the rest of the fast skiing made me glad not to have the weight with me. With all the big mountain skiing I do nowadays, always keeping in control, I’d forgotten how much fun it is to go fast.Drew Tabke in Chamonix's PIllow GardenDrew Tabke on a fall line sending mission.