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After a long winter of fluffy arching turns made easy by riding chairlifts in Tahoe, it was time to go EARN some turns and pay homage to the Mother of all California peaks…Mt. Shasta!

Although not the highest peak in California, she is the most badass and can dish out the most rewarding of experiences, as well as the most daunting. Taking on Shasta is synonymous to spinning the roulette wheel. The odds are stacked against you and the chances of hitting your preferred number are fairly rare (that being, the equivalent of summiting the peak). The house holds a strong advantage and more times than not turns a climber about-face, with a march back towards base camp or to the parking lot down at Bunny Flats for a slice of humble pie!

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Welcome to Verbier

Part of the SnowChef crew had arrived in Verbier, late afternoon on a splendid sun-soaked Friday. Our contact in the town was a veteran of the Verbier hospitality scene, a guy by the name of Laurent Royer, who we were told went by the nickname ‘Late’, however it was pronounced ‘Latte’, as in a fine tasting espresso and steamed milk, finished off with a love-heart, leaf or maybe even a dragon, yeah pretty sure you catch the drift.

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