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What a lucky Session!
While winter is very bad so far in West of the Alps (ice and stones everywhere!), we got in Zinal amazing snow conditions on most slopes (except "Le Col"). The high altitude plays a role of course. But during the night from Friday to Saturday, the people working on the slope maintenance managed to take snow off-piste and put it on the famous "Barthelemy": this slope was just perfect for extremecarving, as never before this season!
The sun was in the sky all the time and the smiles on the faces! Many thanks to all the participants for the great moments which we shared and for the nice atmosphere again!
On Saturday dinner, we were exactly 212 persons in the main hall. Moreover, about 10-20 riders showed up for 1 or 2 days but could not participate in the dinner. So in total we were about 230 participants
, like during the previous Swoard ECS in 2010!
Many many thanks to all the people who helped Swoard before and during the three days.
Without them, this event would not exist.
Not in alphabetical order: Jean-Pierre, Romain, Franck, Arnaud, Julien, Anthony, Alex, Francesco, Evgeny (Ben), Evgeny (Rey), Christian, Anouk, José, Valérie, Laurent, Olivier, Mallorie, Nadia, Bernadette, another Valérie, Samanta, David, Benjamin, Manu, Gilles, François, another Olivier, Pierre, Joerg, Tali, Robin (the cameraman), Andrew (the photographer) and more (sorry if I missed someone).
Our official photographer Andrew will publish his pictures on Picasa, probably not before one week (it's a lot of work).
EDIT: Thank you for your patience! Here is the link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/andrew.rog ... Hi1-HOxQE#
The movie shot and edited by Robin for the screening on Saturday dinner is available...
- on YouTube
- for downloading
: http://www.extremecarving.com/films/201 ... S_2011.zip
See also the report made by http://valdanniviers.wordpress.com/
- article (in French) > http://valdanniviers.wordpress.com/2011 ... ing-zinal/
- video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVajgpgFslU
The date of the Swoard ECS 2012 is already known for sure! Jan 28th to 30th, 2012 !
The Swoard Demo Tour is not over! See you maybe in La Thuile (12-13 March 2011) or in Courchevel (2-3 April 2011).
For now, we have to return to real life!