For me, one of the great things about snowboarding is that I get to travel to new and interesting places, meeting different people along the way.
As it happens, I was lucky in Deux Alpes and made some new friends – one of which was a snowboarder all the way from Chicago. Natalie was staying in the Sick and the Mental inn for a week or so, but before that she’d been living and studying in Italy for a few months.
Anyway, there’s an article over on snowsphere.com – The Italian Job – written by Natalie. It’s really good: a story about snowboarding in Italy and getting wrapped up in the occasion of the Winter Olympics. Enjoy!