Leo’s Snow-Kiting Photos

View from my bed this morning! Tete D’Aval, Haute-Alpes. Not going up there today, actually here for snow but looking decidedly un-wintry!

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Tete D’Aval, Haute-Alpes – Better come back with rack & ropes for this one

Tete d'aval haute-alpes

 

 

Charming ski station of St Veran, Haute-Alpes in the little known Queryas Parc National on French /Italian border. The land that forgot.
St Veran, Haute-Alpes in the little known Queryas Parc National on French Italian border

 
St Veran, Haute-Alpes in the little known Queryas Parc National on French Italian border

 
 

Bruce Corrie (right) is my wife’s cousin, my friend and conveniently one of the UK’s most experienced snow-kiters. He’s been teaching me for the last few seasons. In May we’re going on big windy mission up North. Today however there is no wind so it’ll be high speed piste bashing. St Veran, Haute-Alpes
Snow kiting

 
 

Bruce gets bored easily and has been spoilt by too much time on well groomed, empty, sunny pistes. In need of a little more adventure he thought we’d benefit from some Lake District style ski training. He shreds the grass pretty well. Actually quite hard. St Veran, Haute-Alpes.

Snow kiting

 
 

Today we skinned up to Cervieres, Col Boussons, Haute-Alpes in search of wind.
Cervieres, Col Boussons, Haute-Alpes

 
 

Cervieres, Col Boussons, Haute-Alpes is quiet pretty.
Cervieres, Col Boussons, Haute-Alpes

 
 

Today was a brutal reminder of how frustrating and hazardous snow-kiting can be. After failing to get airborne for a hour, the promptly crashing the kite, untangling the lines for an hour I finally got going then 200m up the hill got blasted by a 50 kmph gust and promptly cut away the kite on to the safety line narrowly avoiding a serious injury.
hazardous snow-kiting

 
 

Cervieres, Col Boussons, Haute-Alpes I’ll be back.
Cervieres, Col Boussons, Haute-Alpes