The weather gods had granted us some twists and so snow was still missing in Slovenia in useful quantities. Debating what to do we decided on a last minute skirmish to get our snow fix. Jernej my buddy from my home hometown Maribor then came up with the idea to head back to Dachstein. Beeing snow obsessed as I an, I couldn`t let the weekend of bluebird pass in Austria while it was sure to poor rain at home. I sat in my car in Ljubljana and dozed off direction Maribor. A few sleepy hours later with Jernej and our two Grab-It buddies Alen and Denis we were already heading to the Dachstein. Park riding it would be.
And that it was… the perfect day *if you ignore the fact that it was freaking packed to capacity*. Everyone was there… Slovenians, Austrians the Maribor people, the yugos, Marinja, TK, Grilo filming more Grilosodes, Pahntoms were quadcoptering eventhou I left mine at home XD… The kickers were great fun, even thou my bindings were not cooperating with my landing for a few runs, and we sure could use more speed. But it did eventually, work so after the park closed we were superstoked to go and…
Feed the birds. Yes. You see there is a native species on the Dachstein. The madarei it is called, according to allmighty google. It has gotten very used to humans. As a matter of fact, the things have gotten rather fat and large in recent years, thnx to us freestylers giving them….
snickers. And after chilling out at on of the outlook ramps on a bench, we decided to name this movie star that u see in closeup video Snickers. Denis became quite the birdman controlling 5 of these critters at a time. They did manage to steal an ginormous amount of snickers thou. A costly game being birdman.
After getting some tan and waiting for the new gondola cabin *which is hideous if u ask me – no pun intended* we stopped for a beer at michis in Schladming… long story short .. friends from germany, norwegan or swedish birthday, praktikantenhaus, hohe tenne… it ended like my last visit… well not quite playing SSX with Sina and making toast at 5 am, but kinda like that… we still played some pong and Jan filmed it… again XD 😛 ah funtimes… and more material for the inevitable Schladming party edit XD.
So the next morning of our unintended stay Jernej enthusiastically dragged us up to the maountain agian at 8 am.. and at the parking lot we found an awfully nice bench and couldn`t move any further. When a few of our friends from home came up I remember Pucko asking “Why we look so beat up?” the answer was simple… another weekend at Dstone.