An Olympic Start to the season…

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Our season 17/18 – kicked off in style for Ski Beyond – with an amazing weekend organised by our friends at The White Valley Company – they organised a luxurious weekend to showcase the very best of Morzine.  We were enlisted for the ski lessons and what a way to start the season with a very snowy start.

 

The welcome evening on the Friday night saw an evening of delicious Champagne & Canapes and whilst the snow fell outside.  We were inspired by an honest talk from Amy Williams MBE who talked of her Olympic preparations, her determination and her motivations – what an inspiration.  She also talked about the GB Team preparations for PyeongChang 2018 and her involvement with the athletes and the media coverage – all getting very exciting and we will be excited to watch Amy on the BBC Coverage in February.  She was kind enough to bring along her Olympic Gold Medal for us to have a feel of and of course the obligatory photo.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, it was Ricey’s turn to showcase his talents – he got off to a great start – Bonnie – The Travel Style Blogger – was first up, a nervous skier – who had tried it before but had not got on well with it – by the end of the first day she was confidently skiing down the greens and looking to venture onto the blues – a big turnaround.  All in a white out!  Great job!  The second day and second lesson was even more of a success with Bonnie mastering parallel skiing on blue runs!  Read all about Bonnie’s weekend in Morzine here

 

 

Next up was Amy Williams – who had tried skiing briefly but not really mastered it or got to grips with the technique.  After 2 hours – she was skiing down to the village down a blue run – quite an achievement – all 9 months after her son Oscar had be born.  Impressive!  The second day was a massive success with Amy even mastering and carving down a blue slop in Avoriaz – despite it being bitterly cold – Ricey to the rescue with layers and gloves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a successful start to what looks set to be the most amazing season.  Make sure you get intouch to book your lessons and take your skiing beyond your expectations.

The White Valley Company put together the most amazing showcase weekend to show the delights of Morzine and also enlisted the fabulous Georgie Kennington – who ran stretching and pilates – the perfect start and end to the day….at Ski Beyond we are big advocates of Pilates as a great preparation for skiing to help you get the maximum out of your skiing – a strong core can really help you become a stronger skier.  If you are looking for a Pilates and a Ski Holiday – look no further here is the perfect retreat for you, here is a little bit more info.

 

After all the skiing and the pilates – it was definitely time for the most amazing massage, and soothing hands of Carrie who runs Little Mountain Spa – the best spa in Morzine – definintely worth a wee holiday treat while you are here!!

 

 

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Helena & Ricey are both ski instructors who love life in the mountains and being able to live their dream of teaching skiing. We are both passionate about skiing and teaching. Keep up to date with our journey through the season and in the summer getting fit & ready for the winter.
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