I’m in the train to Geneva airport. God if he exists knows how much I like riding this train. The view on the Leman’s Lake is just breath taking. I usually take the time of this trip to reminisce on the rides I shred in the mountains.
I just spent sometimes in Verbier with friends and it was so good. A part of me feels that I belong to those mountains. The other seems to differ and that I’m a kid of the ocean. In any case I feel the most at peace in or on both of them.
So yeah weather junkie? Indeed for those who know me it is certain that junkie and I don’t mix. But… The first time this idea took shape in my head was years ago. When my snowboard mentor (he looked like yoda wearing red), told me stories about riders going into depression in Chamonix because there was no fresh powder. They were walking trough the resort with no smile on their face and no joy in their hearts…
My brain stored that info and went on with other things. Then this year I was in Bali and a close friend of mine who came to visit asked me the following question: “Do you feel that you are addicted to surfing? ”. She meant it the way that if I don’t surf for a certain a time I would be in less of a good mood. Again my brain stored the info and continued.
Then I arrived in Verbier to realise that the snow conditions were less than fullfiling to say the least. Of course we always manage to go down on icy rocky slope but this is less of a joy than to do a massive spray in the deep fresh powder. This year my sixth sense told me to stay 3 more days than the rest and boy was he right…
70 cm were delivered in 2 nights and it felt so good just to imagine the trace I would draw the next morning. Indeed my first turn in the deep snow sprayed the biggest smile on my face.
So yeah I have to admit it I’m a weather junkie. I will check the snow or wave forecasts several times a day on my phone. The sight of a snowflake will make me smile like a kid and the view of perfect waves unfolding while I’m waxing my board will recharge the sparks in my eyes for days.
This post is dedicated to all my riding bros with which I shared unforgetable sessions… You know who you all are!
See you soon in the world!