i spent most of the day on the same pistes, so filming it sounded like a good idea. after the tunnel, the piste skill level is classified as black (expert)...not something you notice during playback. but believe me, it is a tad steep at a few places. check out jumping snowboarder at 50secs & backwards skier at 3m40secs.
the route starts at the top of kreuzberg and ends at the gondola at the bottom of kreuzberg (garmisch partenkirchen classic ski gebiet).
bob and i caught the garmisher ski-express, departing from münchen hauptbahnhof at 7AM and arriving at hausberg at 08:22. to get to the slopes couldn't be any easier. the 39Euro fare includes the return train trip and the daily ski ticket. it was a good day out. judging by my stiff muscles we certainly made the most of the day! check out bob snowboarding and see if you can spot his effortless goofy and regular riding and switching.
snowboarding is always fun, even when conditions aren't that flash (i certainly don't consider myself a fair weather boarder ;-). i believe this was the best snowboarding season i've had; learnt more than ever before. and ultimately that means having more fun!
so, been there, done that, move over winter, time for spring, outdoor tennis and barbeques!!!
one of the common benefits of being a freelancer is to be able to manage one's own time, more specifically time periods spent working. skiing or snowboarding on weekends is for the masses. been there, done that...don't like the queues. so, knowing and appreciating our privilige, we made the most of it by going powder snowboarding in st johann in tirol (austria) on monday.
for a whopping 37EUR (incl day ski pass) we conveniently caught the skibus there and back. magic!
caught the ski-express train this morning (far too early, even for my liking) to spend the day at garmisch, right next to the highest mountain in germany, die zugspitze. perfect weather, visibility and few people. a shame about the occasional icey pistes. felt at times i was ice skating!!
last weekend carsten, bob and i hit the slopes in austria, ski-welt. the weather wasn't that flash, but then again i don't consider myself a fair weather only boarding kinda guy! fellas, hope we can do it sometime soon again!
you might ask what my snowboarding fuss is all about. quite often i ask myself the same question. what is the fascination? afterall, it's a board which you slide/carve/trick down a snowy slope....again, again and again. but far-out, is it fun...and yes, again, again and again. especially when loads of new snow, aka powder snow, has fallen and when the slopes are'nt that packed... like during the week.
i was snowboarding at wurzeralm today. it was snowing through out the day, which meant it felt like i was drifting on a cloud... at least that's how i imagine it to be ;-)
but don't you agree that this pic is full of wow! wow, what an amazing photo...wow, how can he still find an edge whilst pratically lying down... wow, does it look easy...wow, do i still need to get loads of practice!!!
noooooo....my right burton mission binding's highback broke. i was experimenting with more of an acute highback setting with the intention to find more of an "edge". sure, i would've liked to say that the highback broke because i was experimenting with a "rodeo flip". sadly not! chris and i were boarding at skiwelt scheffau. awesome conditions!
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