The fact that there’s a day set aside to celebrate snowboarding shows just how much we love it, but in some mountains, snowboarders aren’t quite so welcome. Three ski resorts have actively banned snowboarding (Alta and Deer Valley in Utah and Mad River Glen in Vermont). We tried to find out why! […]
On the fringe of conventional ski holidays can be found the odd ski resort with a special reputation – here’s what La Grave.com has to say aboutskiing la grave: “By exploring the domain of La Grave-La Meije, you are not in a typical ski resort. This is a real mountain environment as you head down in an […]
We all know how learning to ski or snowboard goes – you spend your first wobbly day or two of the ski holiday within arms length of the cafes, on a nursery slope as steep as… well its almost completely flat. Then you progress a little further from the ski resort up the hill and […]
After looking for the perfect vintage Aluminium (Aluminum if you’re American) caravan (travel trailer) for an age, we found the perfect one in the middle of the Arizona desert …
… so I jumped straight on a plane from London UK to Phoenix AZ and bought it from a marvellous American chap who thought I was a ficticious e-person invented by an internet scam artist… he was more than a little surprised when I rolled down his dusty drive the following night in an enormous U-Haul truck!
First time driving a 40ft articulated vehicle,
1500 miles across the desert,
on a foreign country,
on the wrong side of the road…
… piece of cake!
It all made such sense and I began to drift off to sleep… smiling at the perfect plan… likely never to think of it again.
But fortune favours the self-aware…
…and these days I’m firmly in the habit of texting myself when I have a cunning plan in the wee small hours…
… the better to profit from somnambulent insight… or at least expose a flimsy wheeze to the cold judgement of morning.
6 days and nights of talking to local business owners and managers and they were really enthusiastic – everyone thought www.sno.mobi was a great idea and loads of business have joined – our Chamonix pages are already buzzing with bars, restaurants, taxi, ski instructors, lots of accommodation, property for sale and a lot more…
… but it gets even better…
But what if they don’t “get it” or worse, don’t care?
I truth, I’ve been working on www.sno.mobi for nearly 2 years… full time for the last 6 months… and invested quite a lot in it financially and emotionally.
I think it’s a brilliant idea – it’s certainly a world’s first – but I really must find a good way of telling people about it that gets them as excited as me!