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The last evening

Finally, on our last evening in Whistler, there were rays of light over the distant horizon as the sun started to dip. This was the view from our bedroom, and the only time the dSLR got used on the whole … Continue reading

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In clear air-2

Two more images from Whistler taken on the final afternoon of skiing. The lighting was at its best for a while that afternoon adding contrast and form to the terrain. I always shoot in colour and leave decisions about which … Continue reading

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In clear air

When the cloud lifts and the visibility is clear, then the terrain opens up. The ski area of Whistler is vast but it is only when you get  up high, on a good day, that you start to appreciate that. … Continue reading

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The clouds lifted

After six days of dense low-lying cloud, above which I sometimes ventured only to find myself in the middle of a cloud sandwich, the weather started to change. There were patches of sun and blue sky on the final two … Continue reading

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Limited Visibility

The two words ‘Limited Visibility’ sadly sum up my recent experience of eight days skiing in Whistler. The weather was not kind to us. Low cloud or hill fog shrouded the mountains, and it repeatedly rained in Whistler, but snowed … Continue reading

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Abundant Snow

There has been colossal snowfall across the Alps in the last few days and weeks, with resorts, including Zermatt, temporarily cut off by avalanches disrupting transport links. Avalanche protection, management and awareness has advanced dramatically in recent years and thankfully … Continue reading

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The Gornergrat Railway

Zermatt’s high points in winter are not just the preserve of the skier. Anyone can ride the Gornergrat Railway to one of the great viewing platforms in the Alps, although the cost is significant. At the top, there’s a hotel … Continue reading

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