Trip Report

21-27 March 2010 Ortler Ski Tour w/ NASTC

After our Zermatt trip finished up, Chris and I hopped in the car (actually since Zermatt is a car free town–NOT, more later–we took the train to Taesch where the car was parked), then drove over Simplon Pass to Italy and up to Sulden, Italy to start the Ortler ski tour. The Ortler ski tour […]

14-19 March NASTC Zermatt Off-Piste

NASTC or North American Ski Training Center Chris Fellows organization. He started in a while back in order to¬†make high level ski instruction available to any skier throughtout the winter and quickly expanded from his base at Lake Tahoe to add destinations around the world. His plan was to get the cream of the crop […]

Chamonix and Verbier Off Piste, Ski Touring and Heliskiing w/ Joe Malone, Bruce, James, Michael and Doug, 1-10 March 2010

Joe Malone brought a crew out to Chamonix this year from Portland, Maine. All of them ski hard at Saddleback and Sugarloaf and have a penchant for the backcountry. Chamonix was the perfect Alps launching ground for their 10 day trip. We had a hard charging week full of off piste, ski touring, glacier skiing […]

Chamonix Off Piste Skiing with Bill Alfond

Bill Alfond lives in Maine and was happy to come ski in Chamonix after the birth of his grandchild in Geneva, ¬†Switzerland. While the weather wasn’t ideal, as is often the case with bad weather, the snow was excellent. Bill is on the board of the US Biathlon Team and after skiing here and visiting […]

Mallorca Rock, 9-14 November 2009

Great Rock climbing in Mallorca. We had exceptional weather. As it got colder and snowier at home in Chamonix, it just kept getting warmer and sunnier in Mallorca. Climbing without a shirt became the norm. With over 21 separate crags on this small Spanish island, we visited some of the best ones. No deep water […]