Well that sure is one way to spend 48 hours! haha Will walk you though all the pictures below and try to give you an idea of the schedule we have had over the past two days!
48 hours ago we drove up to the resort with the snow cat all alone as the road had totally snowed over. A little scary to be all alone up on a mountain in a machine that you are not to used to when the weather rolls in and out!
These cables could be driven under with the snow cat a few days ago, so as you can see there is a LOT of new snow!
Feel bad for the crew up there that had just finished preparing the lift track and then they get up to this….
Thought I would head in for a piss, but quickly realized that an out door one was a way better alternative!
Thanks to Palaris we did have a couple extra sleds to help us get where we needed to be, but I was stuck in the snow cat the whole time…
Got down from the mountain at 10 pm and since we knew that the weather was going to be seriously bad for the next few days we set a new plan and jumped in the car at 6 am to drive over to Geilo for some training. But once again the Norwegian weather made the trip abit longer as we had to wait for an hour for the road to open over Hardanger vidda.
You would think that with machines like this they would be open 365 days a year without a problem…
Got to Geilo at 10.30 and banged out a great session right away, a little tired but I was super stoked to get some good skiing done! A very big THANK YOU to all the guys at Geilo that made this possible. For sure the best two training days I have ever had!
The best part was the we (me and Oscar Andersson) were all alone with a sled to take us up and down. For sure the best way to train!
After yesterdays session we slept a bit and got right back on it this morning. This is a shot of the track after 30+ runs, as you can see the hill was in epic condition and with the sled towing me up and down I got in the same amout of runs as I would normally get in 5 days. Very STOKED!
So this is the new Team no Team, a couple years ago we would have done a bunch of freeskiing but the team now has a coach so the level is stepped up a lot and I feel how much more I get out of it with gates and constant feed back. I do wish I had the rest of TNT here with me but Leif is to cool and hangs out with the Norwegians and warner is at home in the "greatest country in the world" as he likes to call the USA…
Driving back was slow as well as we had to wait an hour for the road to open, but when you have views like this its not so bad…
Came back to Fonna two hours ago after a gym stop in Odda. Right now I am packing up as I am about to fly to Sthlm in the morning, had a photoshoot there on Sunday but the road up to the resort is going to stay closed for a few more days so i figured that I would jump over to Sweden a day early and say hi to some friends!
Stoked to see the bidding on the Rebellion spots, will be interesting to see who gets it, either way we will be collecting a lot of money to the GB foundation! Great job guys!
So see you in tomorrow, time for me to sleep, think I need it!