All Set: Morzine And The Portes Du Soleil

I’m all set to leave for Morzine today. I’m writing this at around 11am; we don’t fly until 17.45 this afternoon. Half of the group are already there. They set off by road yesterday evening, drove through the night and arrived in resort about half and hour ago. They should be on the hill by lunch time. I want to be there!

It’s been a busy week. I made the camcorder handle last weekend and shopped around for a new digital slr. I’ve had my birthday, a last minute trip to the physio, snowboarding dvds to watch and it finished with a full body massage last night after work – thanks Ciara!

I’ve been preparing for the wsg review too. I think I mentioned that I recevied some copies of the guide to hand out while I’m there, and a couple of t-shirts too. I’m loving the t-shirts!

I managed to secure a new battery for the camcorder, following the death of my old one. I did still have the original battery, but that only provides somewhere between an hour and an hour-and-a-half. That’s not always enough. The new one, around 30% bigger, arrived on Thursday. Nice one.

It wasn’t until last night when I packed all of my gear that I realised just how big my new Dakine bag is. For a long time on this blog I’ve been waxing lyrical about the benefits of having a board bag + some kind of roller, rather than a single, almighty board bag. The reason being that it distributes the weight, allowing you to check more stuff in at the airport. It’s more flexible too.

Be careful what you wish for.

I’ve struggled to fill my new luggage setup (a photo should follow). I started off, as always, aiming to travel light. I ended up thinking of stuff to add in, to fill the bag out some more… It’s all good now though.

So that’s it. I’ve caught up on the posts I wanted to make this week, I’m packed, and there’s some good snow forecast to fall this weekend and into next week. We don’t have Internet access in our chalet (lame), so the posts, if any, will be light over the next couple of weeks. I’d like to put up a picture or two using Ciara’s iPhone while I’m out there, but no promises.

Roll on this afternoon. Get me on the plane. Get me shredding!

3 Comments

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    VancityAllie

    You should run a contest on your blog to give away one of the guides and t-shirts! I’d love one of those! 🙂

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Mal

    A “full body massage”? That’s what they’re calling it these days, is it? 😉

  • Reply April 13, 2010

    Gavin Hope

    Allie,unfortunately by the time I’d read this I’d already worn both of the t-shirts 🙂 Oops. The competition would be a good idea.I did run a small competition in the past once, but didn’t get too many entrants. Maybe this would be different… I might get on to the wsg and see if they can hook me up with some stuff to give away!

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