anthony galvin

TAGGED: SNOW

15 years ago the four of us went boarding together in Norway. There's been other trips, but we never managed to get us all back together on the snow. Until last week.

More grey hair, a little heavier and slower. Four fabulous days away from pandemics, impending war and work. Let's not leave it so long next time!

#snow #norway #boarding #friends

09/03/2022 permalink

10 winters

Back to Morzine. I remember a springtime visit 10 winters ago, when Richard and Fiona had bought the old barn on the edge of Morzine. I slept on a concrete floor and then Richard and I went up to the top of the Avoriaz and talked about the future. Then we boarded down in the spring sunshine and it didn’t seem real.

Fast forward to 2017 and we are back in the Alps. The sun shone again and this time I’m on chair lifts with my Violet and Hazel. Sitting at the top of the resort looking out over the mountains, still thinking about the future. 

#boarding #morzine #holiday #snow #family #spring #alps

2017-04-11 22:15:44 GMT permalink

Monochrome. 

Heavy skies, grey and laden with snow. Snow that falls slowly, dampening sounds and flattening perspective. A tramp across the fields, heavy work, snow crunching underfoot - the percussive sounds of winter.

The world seems asleep, but no less beautiful for it. In the fields beyond the pub at the end of the village (where the windmill used to be), there’s little sign of life - just some abandoned old pieces of farm machinery, a couple of very territorial robins and footprints leading out across the fields. 

#photo #stewkley #snow #walk #family #grey

2013-01-20 22:40:00 GMT permalink

Springtime @ Hovden, Norway

Boarding at Hovden. It’s probably the mountain I’ve ridden more than any other, from freezing night boarding in -20° temperatures to picking my way along in flat flight and great fresh powder days. But this was the first time I’d here ridden in spring conditions. Too warm for a jacket, great views and a brilliant day out on the mountain. Thanks Luke. 

#photo #boarding #norway #hovden #snow

2012-03-29 20:53:33 GMT permalink

It’s been snowing. Again. Stewkley, Bucks.

#snow #stewkley #photo #winter #lotsofsnowonthelense

2010-12-18 23:54:51 GMT permalink

From the archive: Boarding in Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

Morzine 2009

#snow #morzine #boarding #france

01/01/2009 permalink

From the archive: Boarding in Les Arcs, France 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

Les Arcs 2008

#snow #france #boarding #lesarcs

01/01/2008 permalink

From the archive: Boarding in Morzine 2007

Morzine 2007

Morzine 2007

Morzine 2007

Morzine 2007

#snow #france #morzine #boarding

01/01/2007 permalink

From the archive: Boarding in Norway 2006

Norway 2006

Norway 2006

Norway 2006

Norway 2006

Norway 2006

Norway 2006

Norway 2006

#snow #norway #boarding

01/01/2006 permalink