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Jan 13

Characters and bad forecasts

Had a day off today. Pretty good for my legs I guess, even though it sucks so bad to sit in front of the computer for a whole day. Jason and Aidan went shredding for a while, but couldn’t reallt make it happen with the weather.

It’s kind of difficult right now. The last proper dump is new a few weeks back, and the snow is… super fun to ski, but not super easy to shoot in. Too fast for pillows, and not really sun on any bigger lines. Still good times here in the Sweetgrass house! But a dump wouldn’t hurt, for sure. The sad thing is that it doesn’t seem like it’s gonna snow for a while. Bummer…

Here are some characters from this house. A lovely house. And some snow shots from the last days.


26
Jan 13

Pillow photo blog

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!

Shredding pillows today was really fun. But the greatest stoke was that some people moved from the house, and I immediately moved over to the race car bed. Have been aching for it for a week... Yes!

 


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Jan 13

Pillow shred

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:


23
Jan 13

New haircut

Well… Didn’t really get a new haircut, but tore some shit out from the back of my head.

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Earlier today, it looked like something was moving in. Hopefully pow! We need it…

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Jan 13

Mini shred

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.


18
Jan 13

Shredding moguls

Had a fun day shredding moguls with Molly Baker today. The conditions right now are fun for skiing, if you ask me. If you ask all the spoiled North Americans here, I guess they say it sucks. Ha ha. Read captions for more. I took some shots of the people hanging out in the Sweetgrass Luxury Lodge too.


17
Jan 13

One more film day

Had one more film day with Sweetgrass today. Our crew was a little bit smaller, and apart from filmers Bobby and Jason, it was just me and Dave (check out his blog for some more action) today.

Conditions are super fun to shred in, but I think we need a reset for the filming. Hopefully it will come!

I feels good to be skinning all day long, but my legs are starting to feel it… So tomorrowI think I’m gonna have a day in the resort, just doing laps in the moguls. Gonna be fun! And I need to get my skiing more solid too, for sure…

Here are some shots from today. If you read at Freeride.se, you need to click the pictures to read the captions.


16
Jan 13

Epic day in Nelson

Have been an epic day here in Nelson today. Started off a little slow, but ended really nice! Sweetgrass‘ filmer Jason, and still sharp shooter Max Lowe, got some good shots, and I got tired as hell.

Really stoked on a lot of my new gear, but I think the most comes out of the new Tecnica boots I started using – the Cochise 130 Pro. It’s the first boot I have with walk mode. I’ve always just had regular boots before. But… Jesus… Such a big difference uphill, and… NO difference downhill. Just the way it should be!

Early wake up call tomorrow, so I should probably clean up my teeth and go to bed…


15
Jan 13

Started filming with Sweetgrass

So. Today was the first day of filming here in Nelson/Whitewater. Don’t know if I mentioned it, but that’s the reason I’m here – to shoot with Sweetgrass Productions, and I’m very, very happy for this. I think their trailer (below), is just… So next level good.

Anyway. Had a sweet day, even though the snow wasn’t waist deep. Haven’t really been skiing as much as I thought I would have at this point, so basically everything is extremely fun. And, I’m “a bit” less spoiled with deep pow that the other guys here.

The nice North Americans also gave me a nickname – Melinda. Thank you!

If you’re reading at Freeride.se, you have to click the photos to read the captions.


14
Jan 13

Canada?!

Yeah, I kind of ended up in Canada now… We’ll, I think it’s easiest if you just click the photos and read the captions… First some shots from our last days in Hasliberg last week.