Here are a few holiday snaps from recent and not-so-recent trips. Unfortunately snowboarding is far too much fun to stop and take photographs too often, but here's a small sample.
Ahhh, the Swiss Alps. The current weekend playground of choice.
Detlef high above the slopes of Andermatt
3..2..1.. we have lift off
Paula demonstrating her effortless style
Patrick speeding past the blurry camera
In 2001, Tim, James and Tony rode the snowy waves of BC, including Cypress, Grouse and of course Whistler:
This is why they call him the BAT
A brave cameraman spots a low-flying Tim
The speed (and momentum) is truly frightening
Tone showing his legendary style
James admiring the spectacular sunset at Cypress
Tim launching himself into the air above Vancouver
In 1999 a few lucky people took a trip to California, and found some lovely snow there. Here's a few pics courtesy of Gringo and Ricky:
Mivy demonstrates the after-effects
of deep snow and loss of balance
Note the poise, balance and grace as Weeble
soars high above the piste below
Mivy showing us all how it should be done
Squares riding through the soft stuff
Weeble redeeming himself with slightly more air
this time, together with lovely powder trails
Tim, flashing his board at the camera (or something)
Just a little snippet from Livigno, with a little help from computer wizardry:
Flying over some hapless (and very scared) volunteers
The following photos were taken when Tim and Foxy went to visit Tony Sock in Vancouver, in early 98.
Tim posing on his toe edge
with a gorgeous sunset for a backdrop
Three posers showing off their snowboards
to the amassed crowd
Tone trying desperately to look at the camera
without running into it
It would be nice to claim that Tim landed this one,
but it doesn't look very likely, does it?
So that's a little selection of pictures, but if you're still not clued up on why on Earth anyone would do such a ridiculous sport, read the Numpty's Guide to rid yourself of outdated prejudices, or you might like to check out some Swiss ski resorts or Italian resorts if you're in the area. Or go up to the main Snowboarding page.