Well what else can you do when one season is over but plan the next?
I have been thinking that I would really like to stretch next season over as long a period as possible. I am thinking of starting off with a glacier trip in late autumn in a location that will offer a bit more than just a glacier should there be sufficient snow (maybe Tignes again).
My provisional plan for the season finale is to ride beneath the midnight sun at Riksgränsen, this could be a long weekend making the most of the UK's Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May. Given the remoteness of the location, it may need to be a very long weekend.
The Film up amateur snowboard film making competition slipped beneath my radar this season but now that I am suitably equipped with a DV cam and helmet cam I intend to start planning an entry for next year.
My season ended early this year, due to injury, but this morning some of my riding buddies returned from Val Thorens where they saw out the season with fresh snow and sunshine over the May Day weekend and so I think its now time to draw a line under 2003/2004.
Season highlights, for me, included introducing more family members to snowboarding, discovering that a 2 day weekend trip was both feasible and affordable and writing this blog.
On the downside breaking my ankle was a real nuisance and meant that I missed out on 9 of my planned 16 days riding.
For next season I am looking forward to more short weekend trips, maybe some new European destinations beyond the Alps, riding with family and a new web project.