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Argentiere, France – January 2014.
I managed to get out to Argentiere for 5 nights in January to ski with my friend Raymond. I got flights with Easyjet from Edinburgh to Geneva for a good price. Leaving in the morning and arriving at Geneva early afternoon. I had pre booked a transfer to the Hotel Couronne with Alpybus. Once I had got my bag I only had a 10 minute wait until we were on our way. Arrived at the Hotel and checked in. It’s a great place to stay, cheap, comfortable and with a lot of charm. Went to Office bar for a few beers and a bite to eat.
Day 1. We got the ski bus up to Le Tour. Paid €48 for a day ticket. It was quiet and snow was really good. Skied down to Vallorcine for lunch at the Station. Tartiflette and a beer went down very well. Went down to Chamonix on the train, met friends in Chambre Neuf, it was packed, sweaty and noisy but great for a couple of hours. Got train back to Argentiere and went for a nice late meal at Chesserys.
Day 2. Got up at 8am, had a bite to eat from the bakers just down from hotel (there are two of them next door to each other and have mouth watering pastries, tarts, quiche etc that set me up for a hard days skiing). I bought a 3 day, all area pass including carte neige for €150 at Grand Montets. Done some nice cruising from the Herse chair then down to Marmottons for a coffee before returning there for a late lunch where I had a lovely and huge salad nicoise. This place is at the bottom just up from the gondola station, staff really friendly and service excellent. Took a walk through the old village of Argentiere this evening and took a few pictures. Took train back down to Chamonix and drank hot chocolate and Vin Chaud under the heaters in town centre before going to the Micro Brasserie Chamonix for a bite to eat.
Day 3. Snowing in village at 8am, breakfast from bakers then bus up to Le Tour, quiet but poor visibility until we dropped down towards Vallorcine. It was great and we were in knee deep powder on and off piste. Had coffee at Le Comptior(€2.60 each), it’s a lovely warm place and nicely decorated. Had a few more powder turns then took the bus to Flegere, it was a bit busier and all the fresh snow was well tracked out by now but we had a good afternoon. Had a coffee (€3.60) and a bag of chips(€5) then got bus back to Argentiere. A couple of beers in the popular as ever Office bar before a walk down to La Pt’t Verte for dinner. Got the excellent value for money 3 course dinner for€17. Went to Savoy bar then Stone bar and Rusticana before calling it a night.
Day 4. Left the hotel just after 9am, quiche from bakers for breakfast then made our way across to the Grand Montets lift station. It was quite busy so we had a blast down the home run and into Marmottons for a coffee. Went back up and skied for a while then waited 45 mins for lift up to top station. We done the Pointe de Vue run in lovely soft snow. Called it a day at 3pm, showered and changed and packed my bag before going over to the Office bar to catch the football scores coming in. We had a Tapas night for dinner down at the Rusticana, it was really good till I broke a tooth on an olive. Finished the night drinking Mojitos at the Slalom bar, this tiny place is packed with mad French people having a great time. It was quite a late night.
Day 5. Got up, washed and dressed and downstairs to wait on the Alpybuspick up at 7am. It did not arrive so I phoned them up and eventually got an answer. They said they could not find my booking but said they had another bus coming up in half an hour and they would pick us up. It was crammed full and we got to Geneva airport just as check in was about to close. It was then a mad rush to drop our bags and get through security (it was a Sunday) but we just made it in time.
We go back to Argentiere year after year and it never disappoints. Hotel Couronne and the Office bar across the road are both great places.

Canada/USA Road Trip – March 14th to April 13th2014
2203 miles through two Countries (Canada and USA), two Provinces (Alberta and British Columbia), 4 States (Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming) and four brilliant ski areas, namely Red Mountain Resort at Rossland, BC, Schweitzer Mountain at Sandpoint, Idaho, Discovery Basin at Phillipsburg, Montana and ending at Big Sky/Moonlight Basin south of Bozeman, Montana.
The basis of this trip had been in my head since returning from our last North America trip back in April 2012 but I did not start to book all the individual parts and put it together until late last summer. As always travelling with two young children, now aged 7 and 4 poses a lot of questions and it is important to think every part of the trip through in a thorough manner to ensure it all goes as smoothly as possible. Although both Craig and Anya have travelled a lot it still seemed like we were setting out on a Polar expedition with all the kit we had to take, even though I had tried to cut down as much as possible. The kids now have their own skis, boots and all that goes with it but with some careful packing it was all ready to go.
I have found it helpful to split the whole trip up into smaller sections and see each one as a challenge and as an achievement when it’s completed.
We had looked at flight options to get us across the Atlantic to Calgary and back and ended up flying again with Air Transat and booked through Canadian Affair. The options of flying direct from a Scottish airport are now non existant so it was always going to mean a trip south. We used Easyjet from Glasgow to Gatwick North terminal (flights for 4 and luggage cost £280), we then took the train to the south terminal and booked in at the Hilton for the night.
Flight ideas for our next trip include flying with Icelandair via Reykjavik and having an overnight stopover or flying to Newark and then getting an internal flight to Missoula or Bozeman in Montana.
Air Transat check in at Gatwick was good and the kids are enrolled in their free kids club and one of the benefits is priority check in so that was helpful in speeding things up.
On arrival at Calgary airport around 12 noon we had the usual fairly long wait to clear customs and immigration before collecting our bags and heading over to the car hire desks. We had booked a minivan through Canadian Affair and it was supplied by Hertz. It was nearly an hour before it was ready. We had a Chrysler Town and Country Minivan, this had rear seats that folded down flat giving us a large luggage storage space, the kids also had plenty of room and it had sliding rear doors so there was no chance of them getting out and hitting any vehicles parked next to us. So we set of for Dead Mans Flats near Canmore to spend the night at the Copperstone resort ($189 for a 2 bedroom suite). The accommodation is very good there but there is no restaurant or bar but there is a really good outdoor hot tub. We drove the 2 miles along the road to Canmore to get dinner.
The next day it was sleety rain when we set out on the long drive down to Rossland. Had breakfast in Canmore then headed towards Banff and onto H93 down to Radium Hot Springs. It began to snow pretty heavily and the car did not have winter tyres ! but we made it over , got fuel and drove to Cranbrook for lunch. It was then on towards the Kootenay pass (Creston– Salmo) but the signs were saying 2 hour delays, so with no winter tyres we decided to head up to Kootenay Bay for the ferry over to Balfour. Typically we arrived just as the ferry pulled out, so it was down onto the beach for a walk, it was about a 90 minute wait till we got the 3.40pm crossing. Got across and drove via Nelson and Castlegar to Red Mountain arriving just before 6pm.
Red Mountain Resort, BC, Canada.
We love Red Mountain and this was us back here for about our 10th visit. We had booked our accommodation for the next two weeks through red reservations via email and phone. They do a deal outwith peak season where you can stay for 4 nights and get 3 free, this also applies to lift tickets. We stayed in the Silvertip Lodge, it’s about 200m walk to the base area either along the road or down the side of the piste and is nearly ski to the door. We had a large unit with two bedrooms, the kids had a double bed and huge bunk beds in their room, there was a massive lounge/kitchen and two bathrooms with underfloor heating and a washing machine/tumble drier as well as our own private hot tub out on the balcony. There is also a ski locker for each unit as well as an underground heated car park. We did not need the ski locker as we managed to get one at the daylodge and this saved carrying the childrens kit back and forward each day.
Since our last visit Craig is now too old for Kindercare but as it was Spring break they had ski camps going on that worked out great value. They could do either full or half days. Most days he had an instructor for himself or with only one or two others, his skiing improved dramatically and he also had two days on a learn to board camp where he was able to master the basics. Anya was in Kindercare with the lovely Jenny Nash and her small team, it’s such a warm and friendly place that it is difficult to keep the kids away. While in “Jenny’s Hut” she would get a ski lesson every day, mostly it was on her own and they have some wonderful instructors who are so good with the little ones, she was even skiing down Red Mountain from the old Red chair before the end of our visit.
Also since our last visit the resort has opened up a lot of new terrain with the Grey Mountain Chair being put in last summer. From the top of the lift at 2048m there is limitless options, head left and there are nice cruising blues through the trees or go right and there are steep double black diamond runs. Snow was a bit thin in places and a lot of work still needs to be done this summer with clearing tree stumps, fallen timber etc. There are also a lot of new easier runs that have been cut and will open in the future. There is a small snack hut at bottom of Grey chair called “Wiener Takes All” which sells a variety of sausages , coffee, soft drinks etc at reasonable prices. Paradise Lodge on Granite Mountain is a lovely place to stop for food or drinks at anytime but on a sunny day it is lovely to sit outside on the deck having lunch and taking in the views. At the base there is Sourdough Alley which is a cafeteria selling the usual burgers, Pizza, Poutine etc and upstairs there is Rafters bar which has a child friendly area so you can eat as a family and have a beer at the end of the day. Outside there is a large open deck and on sunny afternoons there is a lovely vibe as people chill after a great days skiing.
There are plenty of really good places to eat both at Red Mountain and down in Rossland as well as the legendary Collander Italian family restaurant down in Trail. The Rock Cut pub and restaurant is located just down the road from the ski hill on way to Rossland and always has a good and varied menu with lots of good beers on tap. Dinner for the four of us would be around C$ 70 including drinks. Most local beers were around $5 to $6 per pint. We never got to the Gypsy at Red restaurant this time but had a lovely meal at Gabriella’s in the mountain village. It’s an Italian restaurant and we had a two course meal with beer and a bottle of wine for the four of us for $110. Seafood Rissotto ($20), Lasagne ($18), Wine ($28). The very best meal of the stay at Red was at the Garage restaurant down in Rossland, we had ate really well here in the past and booked it for a family dinner with relatives who were over from Vancouver for the weekend and from Trail. It’s not the largest of places but the food is exceptional. A meal here takes time as everything is prepared fresh and is beautifully presented. I had a huge rack of lamb ($25.95) and it was as good as it gets served with lovely vegetables. The total bill for eight adults was $375 and included wine at $115. At lunch time the Pizza in Rafters is excellent ($18) and easily feeds 3 people washed down with a beer ($5.75).
In the town of Rossland itself there are 3 or 4 really nice coffee shops including The Grind and Café Books, Butch Boutry’s Ski shop, Rossvegas Board shop, a bank, post office, several gift shops, the Prestige Inn with bar and restaurant, two liquor stores, hardware store, as well as the excellent Ferrero foods supermarket. There is also the Flying Steamshovel pub which serves good food and often has live bands playing in the evening. There is now a free shuttle bus running all day and in to the early evening from the ski hill to town. You can also book it for later on at a cost of $45 to take you back home (good value when there are a few of you).
I could write so much about this brilliant ski hill and its beautiful town of Rossland so can I please plead once again for Dave and Chris to give this place a full page in future editions….it deserves it.
Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho, USA.
We left Rossland on Friday 28th March which was a full week before Red Mountains closing day. We drove to Salmo then headed south to the border crossing at Nelway. The US immigration and customs officers were very friendly and after paying our $6 each for 90 day visitors visa’s we were on our way in less than 20 minutes. We got onto I-31 and drove to Sandpoint and up to Schweitzer Mountain. It was snowing heavily when we checked in at the Selkirk Lodge, right in the heart of the village. Our 3 night stay cost $533 for a suite with two doubles and a bunk above the second double, there was a small kitchen area and a bathroom and a table and chairs where we ate breakfast. There are also outdoor hot tubs and a heated outdoor swimming pool. We took a walk to the ticket office and it was cheaper to get an end of season “spring fling” ticket ($120) valid for another two weeks rather than buy day tickets for the weekend. Quite a few of the smaller resorts in this part of the world have special end of season deals and it’s well worth looking on their websites to see what special offers they have.
The kindercare at Schweitzer is excellent, a big area that is well organized and run by friendly, helpful people. Anya had two days here and went out each morning for a 2 hour lesson ($70 full day inc lunch). Craig joined the kids kruizers and skied all day with a great instructor and one other in the class all for $80. This allowed Jill and myself plenty of time to explore and take in the great views of beautiful Lake Pend Orielle. Full day tickets normally cost $71. The Outback bowl is the place to head after new snow has fallen, with great lines to be had from the snow ghost double chair. The Outback Inn is always warm and welcoming and a great place to stop for a mid morning coffee or hot chocolate.($2.50 each) and a Cheeseburger costs just $7.50.
The ski hill has just celebrated being 50 years old and is an undiscovered gem in the Idaho panhandle. It’s all contained within just under 3000 acres of glades , open bowls and nice wide groomed trails as well as a decent terrain park. They also have floodlit night skiing at certain times throughout the season. There is also snow tubing on holiday dates and weekends.
The Chimney Rock bar/restaurant is located in the Selkirk Lodge complex and serves very good food. It’s also very good value and we ate here on all 3 nights. Sirloin steaks ($28.95) were excellent, Venison Pie ($22.95) and Sea Food Pasta ($24.95) were some of the dishes we had. Kids menu cost $7.95 for two courses and a drink. There was also a decent wine list. Beers on tap cost between $3.75 and $5.00 a pint.
The resort base area is quite small but as well as the Chimney Rock there is also the Lakeview Cafeteria, Sams Ally Pizza, Tap’s Lounge and the lively Pucci’s pub where it was great to have a beer with the locals (most come up for the weekend from Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene). There are a couple of shops in the village selling skis, boards, clothing and a village market shop for groceries.
Discovery Basin, Montana, USA.
We left Sandpoint after a great weekend and headed down towards Coeur d’Alene and onto I-90 heading east. We stopped at the town of Kellogg for lunch, we had hoped to stay here and ski Silver Mountain but time did not allow on this trip but it will be skied next time along with Turner Mountain near Libby. The highway is a lovely scenic drive to Missoula and at Drummond we cut off and headed south to Phillipsburg. We arrived at the old historic Broadway Hotel in the centre of town and were met by the owner Sue (originally from England ), she made us most welcome and gave us the keys to the “Miners Snug”. It’s a quaint little two bedroom cottage just behind the hotel, its got a large bathroom, full kitchen and lounge as well as a garden to the rear with a BBQ. Sue also gave us discounted lift tickets to ski Discovery Basin, they are normally $40 for a day ticket but we got them for $21. Discovery also offer a bargain ticket available from start of March which allows you to ski for the rest of the season (closing date – April 6th) and the whole of the following season all for $279.
The town of Phillipsburg at first sight seems spread out, disjointed and a bit unappealing but when you take a closer look it is a remarkable place with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The Candy Store is a kids delight with thousands of different sweets all displayed beautifully, Jill and the kids were in there every day I think ! There is also the Sapphire Gem shop where you can buy a bag of local gravel and wash it and hunt for sapphires . It cost $25 a bag but Craig and Anya got gems worth quite bit more than that. They value them and you can either sell them back or take them home. There are a few shops in the town selling some lovely pieces of jewellery. There is also the Phillipsburg brewing Company where you can talk to the master brewer and sample the ales produced in its own lovely bar. The town has a number of restaurants and we had a lovely dinner at the Silver Mill. It is a place full of real character with a kids play area full of old and fascinating toys from a bygone era. Dinner including drinks was just $77 for the 4 of us. On the way into town there is the Sunshine Station, where you can buy fuel, groceries, play pool, drink beer at the bar and have a lovely meal. Really good steaks and soup and salad. A few beers and dinner for 4 was normally less than $50.
It’s a 25 minute drive from Phillipsburg past frozen Georgetown Lake up to the ski hill on Mount Rumsey. Discovery Basin has a base elevation of 5770ft and a top height of 8150ft. It’s all contained in 694 acres. There is a lovely base lodge a short walk from the parking lot where the ticket office, ski school, lockers, rental shop, retail shop are located on the lower level while upstairs (or via the elevator) is a large seated cafeteria and bar. The ski area has two distinct sides, the front side has the best beginner, early intermediate terrain you could wish for. Really wide green and blue runs that were beautifully groomed, accessed from either the Anaconda or Jubilee chairs. The views from the top are also excellent. But it is the backside of the area where the action is really at. Except for a couple of nice wide blue runs it is all black or double black diamond terrain (there is even a triple black diamond run called Russell). Most of the area is accessed from two ridges on Rumsey Mountain and on our trip the snow was deep and in good condition, this side of the area is sheltered from the sun so the snow stays good for much longer. There are some brilliant steep pitches such as “Good Finger”, “Bad Finger”, “Snaggle Tooth” and “Terminator”. It’s so quiet that often the only other person you would see would be the liftie at the bottom of the Limelight chair. At this side of the mountain there is also the Granite chair and further down they have the Silver Chief chair (closed on our visit) which goes to another yet to be developed base area, plans are afoot to put in a new access road to this base area from Phillipsburg which would mean a 10 minute drive rather than 25 minute drive to the action. This could happen in time for opening of the 2015/16 season. I can’t praise this little hill highly enough, you soon get to know all the locals who ski it and work there and after a week you leave having made lots of new friends.
The only downside was that on our first day we arrived at Kindercare with Anya and there were no other kids there, the place is normally used by local families at weekends and is not geared up to look after international tourists. She did not want to be left but it was not a problem as she skied with us and our friends and had a great time. We also had offers from local people to both take the kids skiing with them for a couple of hours and to do babysitting. Craig got to ski his first black diamond and double black diamond runs with myself and my good friend Quinten from Aberdeen who spends 5 weeks out here every winter. He has skied almost every open ski hill/resort in the western states and he rates Discovery as one of the very best, and I would agree.
Big Sky/Moonlight Basin, Montana, USA.
It was with great sadness when we left Phillipsburg but we know we will be returning on our next trip. We headed out of town and through Anaconda and back onto I-90 heading further east through Montana, we stopped at the small town of Whitehall for lunch and to fuel up the car. We were soon leaving the highway at Belgrade and heading down beside the Gallatin River to Big Sky. We had heard mixed reviews about Huntley Lodge but decided to book it as it had the best room options for us. We got a 3 bedroom suite which had 2 queen beds downstairs and a raised sitting area, a small fridge, microwave and tv and another loft area with a queen bed. We were on the top floor and at the end of the corridor which made it a bit quieter. The building is not new and there are a few area that really need upgrading but we found it ideal for us. The main lobby and reception area is really nice with lots of pictures of the early days and its founder Chet Huntley as well as a huge Grizzly bear statue. We got a package that included lift tickets and these were waiting for us when we checked – in. The car parking is a short drive away but you return to the lodge via an underground tunnel. Breakfast was also included each morning and was very good. Lots of choice and plenty of it.
Eating out in the evening was limited to about 4 places. We enjoyed M R Hummers Grill and they did a good kids menu and I had a really nice Rib eye steak for $27. The Italian Grill ( Andiamo) is a nice place but was a little more expensive, the service was good and fairly quick (which you want with two young kids who are tired after a day skiing). Caesar Salad ($9), Clam Linguine ($29), Lasagne ($19), Kids meals were $18 each for a main course, ice cream and a drink. The only negative thing I found was the cutlery, the most awkward forks and knives I have ever had to eat with. Bill came to $115 and that was just soft drinks and one Belgian beer ($5.50). The main apres bar at the base area is Whiskey Jacksand it was also a decent place to eat, the menu is mostly tex –mex but good value. We ate here a couple of nights. Burritos ($14.95), Rio Bravo Chicken ($12.95), Caesar Salad with Chicken breast ($14.95), Burgers from $9.75 and Bison Tamales at $17. Pints of Cold Smoke were $5.50 and Moose Drool at $5. It was a nice atmosphere with sport on a number of big screen televisions.
The previous afternoon we had a walk round to Kindercare and got the kids signed up. They both did full days for most of the week and it was good value. It is very well run and spacious with lots of toys, games and arts and crafts stuff for the kids when they are not out skiing. The bill for the week was $600 for the two of them and they had 2.5 hour lessons every day, most of the time Anya had a private one to one lesson but Craig got skiing with others his own age. They enjoyed it so much that they did not want to come out at the end of the day. If this had been the only place we were staying on a week or ten day trip we would have felt guilty about not skiing with the kids but we had already been skiing for over three weeks and had seen them progress so well we were happy to pick them up at 4.30pm after we had dropped off our own kit and had been for an apres beer in Whiskey Jacks.
It is so true what they say, this must be the quietest international resort you could visit. Most of the time we skied without seeing another soul, the snow was good and we had most of the trails to ourselves. Our first day we explored the easy terrain on Andesite Mountain, Spirit Mountain and Flat Iron Mountain before lunch as the visibility was not good, we had soup ($4.95) and a bowl of Chilli ($7.50) at the daylodge cafeteria which was really tasty. We then spent time on ungroomed, nice powder from the Shedhorn and Dakota chairs, it’s lovely and quiet over there and it snowed most of the afternoon so we hardly saw any other tracks. The only downside is that getting back to the base is really only on flattish blue runs.
Next day we made our way to the Lone Peak Triple and had knee deep powder everywhere, great run from the Challenger chair (a quick get off required and not a lot of room in the deep snow) down Little Tree and then round to Moonlight Basin. The Subaru Freeride world qualifiers were taking place on the Headwaters and we got a great view of the competitors from the Lone Tree chair. For lunch we headed down to the impressive Moonlight Lodge. It’s a really stunning place inside. We had a lovely lunch at a table by the window in the Rock Creek Grill, I had the Bison Pasta ($17) which was tender and plentiful while Jill had a lovely Bison burger ($16) washed down by a nice pint of Cold Smoke draught ($6). Headed back over to Big Sky for an easy cruising afternoon using the Swift Current quad, but snow lower down was becoming slow and sticky so we called it a day by 3pm.
The following day my friend Quinten drove over from Phillipsburg to ski with us, he knows Big Sky pretty well so we set out for the Tram to go to top of Lone Peak (11166ft). It was a beautiful, clear and sunny spring day and the views from the top were spectacular in all directions. It had the feel of being high up in the Alps rather than in Montana. A lot of the terrain up here requires carrying transceiver, probe and shovel , riding with a partner and signing out. We made our way down Liberty Bowl in great snow before heading round to the Headwaters at Moonlight. We accessed the area via the Six shooter chair then a short hike to the Headwaters double chair. At the top the area is quite exposed and windblown, looks a bit like being up on the Cairngorm plateau. We steadily made our way round by the lifties hut and traversed through the rocks to Cold Spring. The Headwaters consist of about 15 double black diamond chutes which are all quite narrow. It’s one at a time but as soon as you make your first turn you begin to flow and your skis get covered in sluff and in no time you are at the bottom into Stillwater bowl with an appetite for more. We headed to the quiet Madison base for lunch at the Headwaters Grill. We sat outside and had lovely soup ($7.95) and a beer. I love this area, as well as the challenging Headwaters there are some lovely blue and black runs through the trees where you really feel alone and miles from civilisation but they all end up back at bottom of Six shooter chair.
On our last day the kids came out to ski with us in the morning and we did have the whole of Spirit Mountain to ourselves, the easy blue and green runs from the Sacajawea and Lewis and Clark chairs were a bit slow where they had been exposed to the sun but on the steeper sections we were impressed by just how well both Craig (7) and Anya (4) could ski. Their progress over the Month was nothing short of amazing and they would have never reached the same standard over the same period of time in Europe. They had top instructors at all the areas we skied, all of whom were very enthusiastic and made both kids want to get out skiing. Also at Big Sky they were given tags that attached beside their lift passes, these were updated each day with what they had achieved and what they still needed to work on. We packed in early and took the afternoon off for a drive down to West Yellowstone to visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Centre. It was $25 admission and Craig went with one of the keepers to lay out food for the bears. They only rehome Bears and Wolves who would not survive in the wild and it’s a place I could easily have spent longer at.
We had a long drive north on leaving Big Sky but again it was very scenic as we made our way to Helena and on to Great Falls. We crossed back into Canada at the Sweetgrass border crossing, this is a main route between the countries and we had a wait of around 30 mins before getting over. We drove to Brooks where we spent two nights in the Super 8 Hotelin town. We had never stayed in any of this chains hotels before but it was very good. I had prepaid £179 for two nights ( inc breakfast). The room had two double beds and a pull out sofa bed as well as a fridge and microwave. There was also a swimming pool with a big slide to keep the kids happy.
We spent a day at the Dinosaur Provincial Park. There was plenty to see and do, an interactive educational centre with lots of exhibits then a walk through the Hoodoos and other weird desert rock formations as well as a drive through in the car. A cheap day out at only C$10 for us all.
Flew back from Calgary with Air Transat. Flight left at 2.30pm local time and the kids were awake for the whole 8 hours, they arrived in Gatwick shattered and we had a 5 hour wait to get the Easyjet flight back to Glasgow (£280). If the overnight flight from Calgary had left later (like the Air Canada flights) the kids would have been more likely to sleep.
This had been a very successful and rewarding trip for us all and I am sure both Craig and Anya will remember all the adventures they had for a very long time.
Next year we are going to Gressoney with Ski Esprit in January and hopefully another week later on in the season too. 2016 will be our next trans North American trip and will take in Red Mountain, Discovery Basin, Bridger Bowl, Great Divide, Silver Mountain and Turner Mountain.

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