Tag Archives: Winter wonderland

Wintry day ski to Collado de Dos Hermanas

One Saturday in early March after fresh snowfall, we set out en famille from Cotos with the objective of reaching the col between my beloved Hermanas, the twin peaks that precede Peñalara and figure among the most accessible of the … Continue reading

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February was the month of..the World’s Ball!

The Winter of 2016-17 is shaping up to be one of the poorer, and stranger, ones of recent times. Generally low snowfall and mild temps from December thru March have made it poor, and the directions of the prevailing winds … Continue reading

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Western Pyrenees, Pico Bisaurín

After years of going to the mountains alone – very often – or occasionally with a partner, i recently joined a club and have rediscovered the curious experience of heading for the hills in the company of twenty or more … Continue reading

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Late November snow surprise!

After the superdry Summer we had this year, October and November have thankfully been more normal in precipitations. With the drop in temperatures towards the end of November we even got a certain amount of snow. Nothing like the Alps … Continue reading

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Jump!

For many years after i learned to ski, i did not jump. Even when i learned to do hop turns – or jump turns – for very steep terrain, i still avoided jumping off things. Like many skiers i suppose … Continue reading

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Making the most of the snow

Well, this year Winter came late, very late, but when it came, it came for real. No half-hearted attempt at it, full on week-long snowstorms, weather to keep children and old people safe indoors, not apt for the faint-hearted. Days … Continue reading

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The mountain train of Cercedilla

Fifteen years ago i was trying to choose a place to live more or less long-term in the Sierra de Guadarrama. I chose Cercedilla. And probably the principal reason for that choice was the mountain train. This very special train … Continue reading

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