4wding for a living in the French Alps

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4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:20 am

Some of you may have been following my progress overseas via Facebook, having been travelling around Europe since early April this year. Well my latest workplace you guys may be interested in. I’m currently working a ski season in a ski resort called Val d’Isere in the Rhone Alps in France. I’m working for a chalet company as chalet maintenance/driver.
They have a fleet of 3 Land Rover Defender 110s, 2 of which are used to cart guests around and the other as a delivery vehicle. Now the snow here is absolutely unreal! We had 2.5 meters of snow last week just over 4 days, that’s about as much as Ruapehu gets in a whole season! :shock: :shock: Being in France means we’re driving on the other side of the road in left hand drive vehicles. It took me about a day to get used to it but now it’s natural as, I think I actually prefer driving on the other side of the road.




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^Looking down the main street of Val before the snow came

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^Before

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^After

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^me changing the landys onto snow tyres

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^the studded tyres we are fitting

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^the day the snow came

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^driving to work that day

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^Theres a defender 90 under there somewhere
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^Theres a Suzuki Jimny under there somewhere
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Thanks for looking, Dan
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby Taz » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:32 am

Holy shit balls man! Living the dream! Sign me up :lol:

Do you get much downtime to do your own skiing?
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:57 am

Taz wrote:Holy shit balls man! Living the dream! Sign me up :lol:

Do you get much downtime to do your own skiing?


Yeah man I manage to get up the mountain everyday almost as I work from 8-10am in the morning and 3-8pm at night so have the middle of the day free.... Its super cool and I can walk to a chairlift from where I'm living in under 10mins, soooo different to skiing in NZ!

Ha yeah I didn't think there was a such thing as a dream job hahah but think I've found one 8)
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby tallsam66 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:00 am

Where are the pix of the girls ?

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Postby pressy » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:16 am

Taz wrote:Holy shit balls man! Living the dream! Sign me up :lol:

X2 , what the hunting like over there? animals, humans.......pics or it didnt happen.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby T-Boon » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:54 am

So Jealous !
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:11 am

pressy wrote:
Taz wrote:Holy shit balls man! Living the dream! Sign me up :lol:

X2 , what the hunting like over there? animals, humans.......pics or it didnt happen.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


Its pretty much the place that Chamois come from, they have statues etc of them everywhere, duno about the deal with hunting though haven't looked into it yet to be honest, but will definitely let ya know, I think its to high up for hunting really as its just deep snow everywhere pretty much
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:13 am

tallsam66 wrote:Where are the pix of the girls ?


Ha I don't think the girls will particularly appreciate their photos been put on a public forum sorrryyyy broooo
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby Twodiffs » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:17 am

Extremely jealous...blimmin good on ya and keep the pics etc coming! :mrgreen:

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Postby skid » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:21 pm

You bastard. You talked up these hotties and didnt back up the story with pics.

I think its full of guys and you have turned gay.

Rexo will be pleased :mrgreen:
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Postby badnuz » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:24 pm

nzhunter wrote:
tallsam66 wrote:Where are the pix of the girls ?


Ha I don't think the girls will particularly appreciate their photos been put on a public forum sorrryyyy broooo



SUCH A FAIL!! even basics maganged some pics from his exploits!! :mrgreen:


looks wicked man, im a tad jealous sitting here in the swealtering heat, surround by ARB products... oh wait, its stil cool! :mrgreen:
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Postby J_Dub » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:26 pm

envious much.... yes
awesome work man

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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:54 pm

skid wrote:You bastard. You talked up these hotties and didnt back up the story with pics.


badnuz wrote:SUCH A FAIL!! even basics managed some pics from his exploits!!



haha I'll see what I can do then.... I'm even apprehensive to chuck pics up on FB incase some creepy old bald man (skid) gets too excited :lol: :lol:
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Postby skid » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:35 pm

nzhunter wrote:
skid wrote:You bastard. You talked up these hotties and didnt back up the story with pics.


badnuz wrote:SUCH A FAIL!! even basics managed some pics from his exploits!!



haha I'll see what I can do then.... I'm even apprehensive to chuck pics up on FB incase some creepy old bald man (skid) gets too excited :lol: :lol:



its too late :oops:
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Postby mumbls » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:00 am

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just been boarding up in chamonix / alps on swiss/french/italian border

the french are lovely people, in some restaurants they will not serve you if you speak english, they understand english, but just talk in french.

quite a few kiwis and mozzies

some luxury chalets [for 10-20] people cost EURO150000 per week..........
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Postby nzhunter » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:30 am

Right its about time I put up some more photos here me thinks, sorry not as many Landrover ones this time...

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^me just getting ready to smash it down to Tignes (the village in the bottom of the valley)
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^La Folie Douce, the biggest club on a mountain in Europe
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^the TD5 broke down for the 4th time this season
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^ A normal days traffic, getting stuck behind a snow groomer
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Truck managed to get itself a bit stuck
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^digging the cars out before work
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:29 pm

I like 4wds and going 4wding so I thought I'd add some more photos that I recently found tucked away on my computer...... Getting some withdrawls :roll: :roll:
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:30 pm

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Postby badnuz » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:46 pm

nice

















wheres the girls? :mrgreen:
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Postby DieselBoy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:11 pm

On Facebook 8) 8)
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Re: 4wding for a living in the French Alps

Postby nzhunter » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:16 pm

badnuz wrote:wheres the girls? :mrgreen:


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Postby basics » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:40 am

awsome gig you found there, i cant wait to get my visas in line again and get back on the road, keep the pics rollin in
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