COVID SEASON. Where do I start? At the bottom maybe… closed lifts, curfews, maniacal in-jokes, isolation desolation. And the most unique season ever. Motivation was a hot issue as were vertical metre counts and up times. A real test of creativity. The question that separated those who did go touring and those who postponed things till lifts opened or defected to Switzerland was this: Was it a blessing or a curse that the best snow season in a decade fell this year of no lifts (and no tracks)? Judge one way or the other but it’s what we had and without any work or anything else to do, we asked, explored, laughed, drank beer out in the freezing cold and sometimes had to sneak through the back alleys following cats’ tracks (not cat tracks) in the snow to avoid the pork chop patrol after 6pm.