Archive for July, 2010


What do Skiers and Snowboarders do in the Summer

July 15, 2010

col du Galibier & Ducati

col du Galibier, June 2010

The British Alpine Ski School (BASS) has just published it’s latest Summer 2010 Newsletter. Please find an extract with a link to BASS TV. It’s worth a view with tips on how to improve your ski performance. 


Snowsports enthusiasts are active, energetic people. The BASS Summer e-newsletter is full of activities that we can all enjoy, while developing our snowsports performance, in preparation for next winter.

There are beautiful videos for you to enjoy, to remind you of your past adventures in the mountains and inspire you for the future.

Plus of course, watching great ski videos, plus using the BASS mp4 video training programme “Ski Performance Breakthrough” can improve your understanding and coordination through the Summer, as your mind and body use this information to restructure and rehearse your performance.

The BASS Network in conjunction with Chalet Margaritka wishes you an active and enjoyable Summer. To see the full newsletter please contact them directly at:


Greetings from Asbury Park; well VDNKH Park, Moscow

July 11, 2010

Hope your all having a great Summer. Chalet Margaritka has decamped itself to Mockba in the wild east, well off the beaten track for a few months. The positives, the weather has been absolutely fantastic. Since we arrived at the beginning of May the temperatures have consistenly been in the late 20’s and early 30’s. The downside – we missed the Tour De France climbing it’s way to Morzine-Avoriaz today. The closest we got was watching it on Eurosport as I wrote this entry for the blog.

The pictures below should give you a good feel of what is an absolutely fantastic city these days. It is much changed from when Glyn first arrived in early 1996. His greatest shock always was the warmth and Mosquitos in Summer rather than the cold and snow in the depth of Winter. You should be able to feel the warmth and sunshine radiating through your screens as you look at these pictures.

Enjoy. We hope to see you soon.