Have been to the neighbor resort Andermatt a couple of days now, shredding with the Björk Brothers, Kristoffer Turdell, Eric Zeller and some more locals. Here are some pictures. Good times! Click on the photos for captions if you’re reading at Freeride.se.
Finished the guide work for Ski Unlimited in Crystal Mountain a few days ago, and went back here to Nelson and Whitewater to shoot with Sweetgrass for a couple of more days. Unfortunately I ended up in the hospital today…
The last two days in Crystal Mountain were pretty awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bunch of people that stoked to ski! And that just makes me happy. Some had freeride skis, some had slope skis, and some had basic rental skis. But they all charged! I look at IT consultants in a new way now, that’s for sure.
Had one day of really fun filming. We did a “special shoot”. Fall 2013 you’ll see what that means. Yesterday we did a couple of sunset cliffs. Super fun! Even though I landed on rocks. They were steep rocks, so it was ok.
Today I went out early morning with photo wizard Adam Clark, who came here yesterday. Super stoked to get to shoot with him! But unfortunately just did it for 20 minutes or so. Then I hit some kind of anti-transition on a small cliff, and punched my knee to my chin, and had to go and get some stitches. Seven I think it looks like…
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Just had the first day here in the US, guiding a group for Ski Unlimited. Was a good first day! Even though the conditions were a bit “rough”. Before this, I had some mellow and fun days in Nelson with the Sweetgrass crew. Sad to leave them, but good to be here! Look at the pics and read the captions for more understanding!
Just hooked up with Per “PG” Huss in Seattle. We’re gonna do a week of guiding for Ski Unlimited, with a group of jet lagged IT moguls. Tomorrow is the first day on skis. Gonna be fun to see Alpental!
So tired… But here’s a photo blog with some pillows. Read the captions to find out what we’ve been up to the last days!
If you want to have fun when skiing, it seems like the trick is to not be spoiled. Here in Nelson, the locals started talking about crappy snow already a week ago. As a Swede, I’d say it’s still powder where it’s not tracked out. Ha ha. It’s not deep, and it’s fast as hell. But pretty soft! On the top…
A couple of days ago, Jesse Hoffman, Thayne Rich and Aidan Sheahan came up here to Nelson to shoot with Sweetgrass. Good with some young energy! We went for a couple of laps in the flatlight today. So here are some B&W shots:
Snow here around Nelson is reeeaaally getting hard to work with. I’ve been claiming powder for the last days, when the locals call the conditions “hardpack”. But now I actually have to admit – hardpack. We still found some good mini shred in zone not too far away today. Good fun! Jumped some cliffs, and we tried to be creative with some other stuff now when the snow ain’t blower. My bad shape kind of caught up with me though, and eight straight days of skiing seems to be enough, so probably taking tomorrow off. The Sweetgrass house get some new jib talent in the house soon though, so the filming continues with a more jiby touch.
We’re trying pretty hard to get stuff done here in Nelson. It’s been difficult, since it’s a long time since the last snowfall. But we’re shooting stuff you don’t want to shoot when conditions are epic, so it’s good times anyway! Trying to be creative.
The rest of the Sweetgrass crew, Nick Waggoner and Michael Brown, just came back from the Sentry Lodge, where they have been filming Kye Petersen, Eric Hjorleifson, and Zack Giffin. Dream team, and dream snow. Saw some of the footage, and… Next level footage.
Some pocket camera shots (if you’re reading at Freeride.se, you have to click the pics to read the captions):
Today I saw one of the most… Ha ha. I say this a lot. But it was! A very beautiful sunset… Sunsets are beautiful. Molly and me did some touring during the day (she crushed me), and then went to hook up with Ben to see if we could shoot something in the sunset. Well, we couldn’t, except for that sunset. And… That was fine enough! Here are some pics, in wrong order.