Peak season. Beyond the top lift there is a new world to explore. Moving around in an empty playground. Searching for good skiing in this not so record snowfall winter. Missing the deep, but hey there are plenty of fulfilling other aspects of moving outside. Skiing those faces that are protected from wind and softened up by the first rays of sunlight. Stunning vista’s, that strike the soul. A micro adventure and camaraderie. Skiing is always good. Paul de Groot and Koen Bakkers in the backcountry of La Plagne.