Spring is one of our favourite times in resort. Long days, bright blue skies and sunshine in abundance. Yes, powder days are amazing, and our love of fresh snow and first tracks are a given, but nothing puts a spring in your step or a smile on every face in resort as the arrival of spring.
And so it was with this in mind, and with the aim of bringing together the Seasonnaires of Courchevel, that we teamed up with The Boot Lab to host the first (of many hopefully) Courchevel Seasonnaire Ski Day. Last Thursday we set up shop away from the crowds, in the beautiful sunshine at the foot of the Granges piste in 1650. Between 11 and 4 pm Seasonnaires were invited to come along and test a range of skis from the Boot Lab including piste, all-mountain and powder skis from brands including Atomic, Black Diamond, Nordica, Volkl and Blizzard. And this opportunity to test something different certainly seemed popular as the masses started to arrive shortly after 11.
And for those not par-taking in lessons or ski testing there was an alternative form of entertainment in the form of the blading challenge. Challengers had to don retro gear and a slightly garish wig before racing around a course (on and off piste) on a set of blades for the chance to win a 2hr lesson with New Gen. Although 1650 instructor Barney set the time to beat, it was Powder White’s Will who won the prize with an impressive 1 min 12.