March 2010 Blog 30th March 2010

So March is over and done with for another year and the snow is disappearing from the mountains as fast as it arrived.

Prime Beef

Prime Beef

The sun is finally shinning on Courchevel and spring slush is in abundance. Two more weeks of this season then two weeks of planning for next is all that is left, it goes by so fast. Another exciting month for me. The first week of March I spent back in the UK working on a couple of projects and catching up with my May and June Wedding clients. My favourite day was spent with My Father and Richard Taylor of Taylor Owen we visited a farm where my fathers beef comes from, I always find farms interesting places and I love the images of the cattle, here is one as a teaser you will have too wait til the book is published to see the rest!

Ryan's Top Trick

Ryan's Top Trick

The 17th of March was a sunny day in Chamonix, a fantastic day photographing the ‘boss des bosses’ moguls comp, the standard of the participants was higher than ever! The Courchevel team put on a fantastic show, but as usual were robbed of their points by some seriously biased judging, you can’t tell me that this move from Ryan was not worth a win!! You can view the rest of the images from the day here and also the dvd here.

This brilliant day ended in despare as I return to the car I remarked to my Friend Rob ‘ look at that some one has left their car open, where is my car?  I am sure I left it here somewhere….’ Well mine was the one wide open with all of my kit all over the floor, absolute nightmare. I was heading to Italy for two days ski touring with clients and all my touring kit had been stolen, I couldn’t believe it some idiots had broken in through the passenger door and ran off with my suit case.

One highlight of the Month was not photographic but a lovely day off spent ski touring with Chemmy Alcott and Dougie Crawford. On a rare day off before the British champs. Although it was the hottest day and my feet are now in pieces from the blisters, I didn’t embarrass myself on the ski down and they cooked us the most delicious nutritious lunch. I did embarrass myself however while we were stetching at the end of our tour as I am so un-supple they actually laughed out loud but hey it was pretty pathetic! Good to see them both become British champions in Meribel last week. I hope Britain gets behind them and solves the funding problem soon!! There are no photographs of this event that are for public viewing sorry to dissapoint all you Chemmy Fans!!!

April sees the start of our big ski tour and the end of the ski season. I’ve booked my ferry and have even started to pack my winter clothes away ….. unbelieveable!!