Some of you have already seen the pictures. #powder – everything else is just noise. And for the first weekend of the new year Yuki Hime had listened. At least in Ostirol. Checking the forcast back in Ljubljana as I had to work for the 2.1 and 3nd thanks to our crap government taking away holidays, my senses told me that would be the place to be!
I had the plan in the back of my head for two years now. Checking out some of the resorts around Lienz in Ostirol. Since powder was scarce in Slovenia and what remained was being rained away on Vogel I had the Slovenian troop assembled quickly. Žiga and the two Gašpers would head out with me. On the second day the Innsbruck troop with David, Aljoša and a few locals would join us. Some of us were to arrive from Ljubljana and the others form Innsbruck.
And boy did we hit the bulzeye. Saturday it was dumping so we left it out and arrived on Sunday morning. It was still dumping on the tons of snow that was there already. In fact there was so much snow that the villages in the Valley were without power for more then a day.
Powder riding in the trees in whiteout snowstorm made sure that the steeps and opens remained untracked for what was to become the best bluebird perfection day of the season yet. Sundays snowfall was so intense that we were white trough and trough. So much snowcaine 😛
And then Monday came. A holiday in Austria. Perfect bluebird. The day after the storm. We did everything that day. Cliffdrops, couluars, steeps and for the grand finale we even descended into one of the Inneralpin valleys that have the tons of snow for more then 1200m verticals with almost no lines ridden finally finishing in a village tavern for a nice Frittatensuppe and Gulasch with some beer.
Aljosa, David and the others who were not so superkeen on hiking also found a nice BC kicker in the resort that was just the right thing for some back flip practice and were even able to pick us up so we did not have to ride the bus 😛
Special thanks also go to our loving Tyrolean host family from our local buddy for there super accommodation ! “Gaud habts :)”
As I am writing this back in Maribor the forecast for our part of the alps does not look good for the middle of January. Weird winter we are having. It`s 12 degrees here with green grass. That just does not feel right. I feel better in the whiteouts in tons of snow. Forcast is showing a dump in the southern alps for the coming days… time to go hunting again 🙂
Also with all the recent footage I have from the fun trips of the last two weeks I will be dropping a fun little edit for you guys to enjoy hopefully berfore ISPO 🙂