Luckily Ian and family were with us to experience the late March snow and a mention to his son Oli for being the most improved rider of the season along with Ian’s fellow band member Pete.
The Fischer European Freeski Team were resident at the Flims Chalet before a double Dunsford family visit as we moved in to April.
Good to see Fynn taking William under his wing (six year old instructing ten year old) and Mark cross over to the darkside at last! (Skier to snowboarder)
Jade and William Dunsford
Most of the season had not allowed any Heliboarding but we managed an excellent day with our new partners Air Grischa in early April.
A day I would recommend to all readers who are competent Off Piste.
(For the review of the days adventures read the Heliboard 07 article.)
Easter welcomed Sian Oakley and family as the last of the Flims Chalet guests.
Guiding them down The Ruschein Valley on virtually the last run of the season in Laax yours truly managed a face plant that was just as embarrassing as painful. I must remember to pass on the last run of the season as Diavolezza got me last year!
With ridiculously high temperatures in the Alps in April we were lucky to wind the season down at Diavolezza on April 21/22 but the pistes were fine until they turned to slush. Freeriding however was not even an option.
The annual cricket "knock around" at 3000 m scattered tennis balls far and wide as AD with i pod managed 10 consecutive speed descents on his new Atomic board.
Paola and Barbara
Piz Palu Reflection
Bradders, fresh out of hospital and banned from snowboarding by his doctor, Lisa and friends ignored everyone to take his boarding on to the next level and then lorded it at Lake Como for a few days.
The Hot tub, the views of Palu and Bernina, the crystal clear nights with dazzling stars combined with the great company made it a relaxing way to end the 2007 season.
A word of Thanks to Daniel and his team at Diavolezza.
It is like coming home every year.
Thanks to Betty for massaging many a guests tired legs as well as practising her Cranial Sacral skills on them.
And a big thank you to Dave and Holly for all the seasons effort and accomplishments.
JRS Luen May 2007.