The Colour Carnival

On top of Mont Chéry mountain, under a blazing blue sky, dancers stomped their splattered ski boots in the snow…

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10 things I learnt from doing a season

I won’t wax lyrical about how incredible doing a season is. There are many who would take one look at the lifestyle and run a mile – and rightly so. Living with 34 boys under one dilapidated chalet roof? Waking up to thudding bass at 3am? Pulling collarbone clavicles from too much snowboarding? No thanks, […]

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The stories are true

“So he just stood there on the mountain, dripping wet, naked but for a brown fur coat that reached his shins. I think it was worth him jumping into the hot tub with his clothes on, I mean, we nearly won. I’ll ask him.” It was when I was halfway through describing one of the season’s […]

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The inevitable injury

“So, theez iz your shoulderrr.” The Doctor rolls his diagnosis at me, pointing at my X-ray…

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The Garden Party

I race up to my room and throw open the window shutters – the balcony is packed with housemates, all cradling beers and wearing ski jackets against the cold…

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Girls just want to have fun

“Did anything… Happyn?” Asks Ben, with a sly wink to David, who’s scrolling through the various dating apps on his phone.

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Bluebird boarders

Like crows they hulk upon the mountain ridge, this dark-hooded clan of snowboarders. I stutter to a halt at the end of the line, shamefully inelegant, and scan the snow below us…

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Poo in the face

Four weeks ago, I dragged my overstuffed suitcase through a gaggle of hooded smokers to a battered chalet door. Someone barked the code and I clumsily punched it in, falling up the step.

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