Itching for your next mountain fix? RocketSki have launched a wonderful new competition for snow lovers – you can win a week’s holiday next season in one of their Club Hotels, complete with flights, transfers and lift passes.
RocketSki are asking skiing and snowboarding fans to share their funniest, scariest or most jaw-dropping stories, and have kicked off by getting none other than pro alpine skier Chemmy Alcott to share her own #TalesFromTheSlopes.
“One of my most memorable #talesfromtheslopes was on a recent photoshoot with Equity, RocketSki’s sister company. I got to spend the day skiing with some inspiring school students and managed to capture this great shot with photographer Pete Goding. After the shot, he was completely covered in snow and looked like a snowman – but I love the picture that came out in the end!”
As for my own #TalesFromTheSlopes? Here are some of my favourite moments.
I was initiated into the weird and wonderful world of Folie Douce in Val Thorens. A chilled-out chalet bar that suddenly turns into an on-piste rave at apres-ski o-clock, Folie is a revered institution – where else can you dance up a storm to cheesy club tunes in a 200-strong crowd, whilst getting sprayed with champagne and wobbling precariously on a table in your ski boots? The best bit is trying and failing to ski home afterwards.
You get a bit cabin feverish when you spend an entire season in the mountains, living in a tiny social bubble with twenty other powder-obsessed seasonnaires, but you quickly learn to make your own fun when you aren’t on the pistes or cleaning toilets. My myriad memories of silly goings on include egg fights in the kitchen, building our own snow jumps in the middle of the night, complicated drinking games using the hotel’s leftover wine and many, many hungover skiing sessions. Good times.
PHOTOSHOOT IN VERBIER:
I was lucky enough to head to Verbier with snowsports photographer Ross Woodhall for a photoshoot for N-Photo magazine. Getting to help a pro capture the incredible feats of athletes as they dropped off cliffs and pulled amazing moves was pretty special, and I learned a lot just from watching Ross work his magic. On the last day Ross lent me his camera and I took this shot of a skier jumping high over the distant mountain line. It might not be the best action photo ever but I love the sense of capturing a moment as he hangs suspended in the air.
WIN A SKI HOLIDAY
Want to create your own tales from the slopes next season? RocketSki are offering one lucky winner and a friend a week’s holiday at one of their ClubHotels, including flights, transfers, ski hire and lift passes.
TO ENTER share a shot of you in your best ski pose on RocketSki’s Facebook page and leave a comment sharing your tale from the slopes. Good luck!
Can’t wait to see if you win? Check out RocketSki’s special offers for great deals on holidays this and next season.