So long time since last time i wrote something, after Morgins i worked more and didn´t really skied for real so much. Just skiing to work and some chill runs for my self. That was really needed and it was good to have work so i kinda had to go up skiing otherwise it sure could be a week without skiing, and that is not so fun.
So what happends since last time, we went to Chamonix with the plan to ski something fun and steep. Due to not enough equipment and we where to many we gave up all the steep plans and just did a chill and relaxed day and skied Valle Blanche Grand Envers. Was really cool to get some of the Cham-vibe and see all the lines you could do. Really want to spend some time there and see the real Chamonix. Not to much to say about it really, a mellow run with a few pow-spots
Yes came back home yesterday night after a full day, started driving around 0600 from Nendaz. When we arived we got liftpass and bibnumber. Got 52 and was quiet happy with it then, it´s was warm and the snow was starting to be slushy.
Went up to mountain and started to facecheck, wasn`t really so many lines that was obviuos but there was a few precisly under the starting flag. So we went up to start, early we was so we took some laps for warming up the legs. Was nice and slushy. When doing a warm-up cliff i was surprised by the soft snow so went over head first and hit my knee with my skis. So did two more laps and was feeling quiet bad. Started hiking up to the start and was there early with no stress.
Had choosed a line in the center wich i entered over a windlip and traversed in over a cliffsection, was thinking of jumping down aswell if snow was feeling good. But when i arrived to start and saw my line, it was very steep and the first skiers had taken much of the snow away. Started to think about change line but choosed to stick with it anyway.
Start !, was feeling quiet good the first turns after my fall in the warm-up runs so was a bit relaxed, Then i got to the edge of the windlip ! I saw nothing else than grass,rocks and sticks. After the fall earlier i didn´t had the guts to just charge down there and started to sidestepping up, And then i realized it´s was over so turned around and cruised down the snowfield insted and taking a nice cliff lower down just for the fun of it !
And it was over, the comp-season in the alps. I don´t have anything more planned and that is kinda boring. That and the fact that i fucked up january comps by entering the wrong ones and got some canceld and so on. So now i have to work a bit more this coming week and that´s really good so i can take a bit of care of knees and foot. And then we are going to try to make another epic edit!
My friend flo took the win in snowboard
The face we had, my line was down in the colouir in the middle, the way i took after fuckup was just down the snowfield lookers right.
A storm hit Nendaz today It´s was deep and snowy so no pics, tried to film with the gopro but it all looked like this
And got the news yesterday night that FWQ Morgins is on this saturday, they was a bit back-and-fort about moving it due to the weather. But now it´s on and we are going with the 1-run format, should be 2 runs usually in this comp. but we are in a bit of hurry on saturday. The weather window is closing around 13-14 in the afternoon so we should be able
to do it.
The last two comps. didn´t really going my way at all so kinda feeling it would be fun to go away with a god solid run for one times sake.
So after a downday i`m finaly finished with my second edit, took some time but happy with the result. This time i sended it to http://www.freeride.se that is having a videocompetition that´s running the whole winter.
So we headed to Champoluc, getting in the car 06,00 in the morning is always fun. After a 3h drive we parked the car and got changed. It´s was pretty cold around -10 in the morning at the parkinglot, but the sun warmed us up real good. Almost felt like april
After my crash a few days ago i didn´t really know how my ankel would feel but took a chance and went anyway for a try, the conditions was to good to be home. The first few laps felt okey, but as soon a jumped something there was the pain so i was just cruising the rest of the day and enjoyed the sun and the good snow.
Me and Girlfriend
view of jump
My friend Jon that´s visiting for a week
The only small thing i did
Ohh, a bit long since last post now, but it has it´s reasons. First we went to Les arcs, didn´t go well. Arrived after a 3h drive and straight up to the face to do ski-inspection. Felt a bit strange to go skiing in the face the day before comp, but there was not to much snow so there was sharks at both take-offs and landings. So it was a good decision form the crew. The face was “super-long” almost 600-700m of elevation! And there was a “off-piste route” in the middle of the face so it was very tracked out.
pic of Tove, Albin, and Alexander under recon
Not to much to say about my run actually, to many mistakes and not fit enough. But good to have a start in the legs and head.
Then we headed to Chamonix visiting our friend Inger that is doing a semster in school there.
So did get a good day the week before Chamonix comp, was out with some locals from Nendaz and had a awesome day. Jumping cliffs, sending tricks and was really stoked. Heading to Cham friday morning to get a day on skis and feeling for the snow
over there. Got the face friday morning and it was shorter than Les arcs and with a a couple of fun lines. Got an early start, had nr12. We where meeting at the lift at 0645 and headed up for face-check. I was in first group going up to start so we only got 1h in the morninglight with the sun going up over Mt.Blanc. Choosed a tecnical line in the cliffs and was thinking of doing a triple or double cliff. And then it was start again, this time with a more relaxed feeling. Had misjudged the cliffs tho, so had to take another one really small and then ski down to finish really disapointed. No a good start to the compseason. Next one is Morgins 15feb, really want to do well and get a good run in.
After price cermony in Chamonix it snowing so decided to drive home in evening to Nendaz. Here i meet Rasmus Ekman (http://rasmusekman.blogspot.se/) and Fredrik Nordqvist that was passing by. Had a really good day, almost to good, so was going for a 360 of a cliff but did get a faceshot before takeoff so went blind and got stuck with my tips and fell over and landed on my neck. But was feeling fine and countiued skiing, But was really tired so I crossed my skis and twisted my ankel a bit so then that day was over. Have rested yesterday and on work today and heading to Champluc,Italy tomorrow. That is gone be Powderliciuos !
So now it´s finally time for the first comp, have been a bit frustated over the past few weeks due to that la clusaz was cancelld and then i didn´t had a spot in Verbier freeride week :/ All this due to the fact that the registrationsystem isn´t really iceclear to understand, but now it´s finally future and we are going to http://www.temmosfreeride.com/pages/la-temmos-freeride/chamonix.html tomorrow for facecheck and brefieng in the evening. Going with a good crew of swedish people of Albin Petterson Bråthe (follow him around the world http://www.home.traxspots.com/category/albin-pb, Tove kockum and Alexander Nordvall.
Here is a picture of the face we doing on saturday, We are meeting up with the other riders at 14. We are arriving around 13,30 so just get changed and head up the mountain