Verbier Skiing holiday 2006

As usual the skiing holiday was great. Verbier in Switzerland; good snow, company and skiing made it a extreme holiday. We managed probably 80% off-piste and by the end of the week I was actually getting the hang of it!

Snow would have been a bit better if we had had a fresh dump, but what was there was excellent. The two black mogal field runs were pretty scary, especially the approach (very narrow footpath with severe drop off), but once on the runs it was not too bad – certainly a test of the legs! I would recommend Verbier to anyone who likes skiing.

Hotel was the Hotel De Verbier, which was brilliant, especially the afternoon tea; which was most welcome after a hard days skiing! Read more on

skiing holiday 2005 – obergurgl

Skiing 2005 was to Obergurgl. What a wonderful place to go skiing, and we had perfect conditions. The motly crew on view (dangling from a chair lift) is Richard, myself, Len and Simon (one of the snowboarders – well you’ve got to humour them…).

We all had a great time on and off piste. Obergurgl is a great resort; easy to get to (Exeter to resort in around 3 hours), great scenery on the flight in, and an easy coach trip from the airport to the resort. The ski runs are mostly quiet (even at the weekends) and there’s great fun off-piste through the trees. Boarders love it, especially as it gets tonnes of snow.