The following days ski touring were absolutely fantastic. Same as our trek in Nepal 6 years ago. Your body simply get used to the effort, the air and the adrenaline. That’s when you get the magic. The thrill, the absolute joy, the strength…
I’m snowboarding, so I’ve tried both split-board and snow shoes for the occasion, depending on what the rental shops had in stock. I have to admit the split-board is awesome, as you don’t have to carry your board. It was so damn good to be back on the snow, to feel that pain and that adrenaline combined when riding heaps of powder. Ahhh it’s good to feel alive!
The small pleasures of a strange snow season in the French alps
There’s the silence, of course. The nature for yourself –that sensation to be privileged. The challenge. And also of course, the opportunity to explore the mountain differently in winter. With a long hike following a river per example. A couple of crazy sledge races. People you meet on the slopes.