We visited our Swiss agent Alex Mayenfish and his friends in Wengen earlier this year to demo our how-to-ski-product. Wengen that is a train ride up the mountain in a beautiful and famous mountain range – with Grindewald at the one corner with the north wall of Eiger beside the Jungfrau Mountain and famous Murren on the other side. You can really feel history in every turn around the mountain. Alex showed us the Lauberhornrennen that are really the essence of downhill and a jump that is so much bigger than on TV. Check out this headcam ride.
At the end of the day (it was end-of-season-day) I dared Alex to go through the pool…i regretfully chickened out but Alex entered…well, you can see for yourself.
Did you know that the richest guy in Wengen owns a waterfall?
We made new friends in France and visited with ESF and Jean-Marc Claude in La Clusaz close to Annecy. La Clusaz, home of Candide Thovex and former Mogul Champion Edgard Grospiron, is somewhat of the perfect resort. Not to big, not small, not expensive and still high enough to get good snow and all the terrain you want in a resort. Jean-Marc also runs ski-mojo, what a great invention which we got to try, Jean Marc is now also is an agent for Pole Position. Thanks for the hospitality Jean-Marc.
On our way to Scandinavia we by accident got a powder alert. We stayed for 3 days in Chamonix – this classic resort is amazing with fresh snow, happens a few times a season. Took about 1,5 hour to dig out the car.
Next stop Hemsedal Norway, largest ski resort in Scandinavia. We met with Bernt Blankholm who also runs Surefoot in Oslo and is an ambassador for CMH Heli-skiing in Canada. Hemsedal Winter games (former Donald Duck) are the end of season ski racing get-to-gether in Norway and Bernt did demo for the trainers.
We are sure looking forward to 2017 season.
Lauberhorn Village, me and my wife also had time to visit Cervina and Zermatt, great resorts, super weather. Wanted to buy the single malt, but i guess the Macallen would be a bit pricy after 63 years.
If you ever skied Grand Montets in a meter of snow you know what we mean.