Filming in Bad Gastein and Lech…

…right now I’m here in Lech filming with the Girls Ski Movie Team 🙂 We had a great day 2day – fresh snow, 30 cm, perfect conditions… The avalanche situation is very sketchy at the moment that’s why we were filming in the trees today… Got some good footage and will be out with the crew and a photographer 2morrow, filming more lines… The weather forecast says sunshine for the morning, so hopefully it’s gonna be good….:-)

Oh, I’m sooooo tired, will write a bit more detailed when we are done with filming on the Arlberg, leaving probably 2morrow afternoon back to Ibk or I will stay another day here… Will see…

…back from the Arlberg 🙂 Had a wonderful time there – I just love it there!!! The Arlberg, cradle of skiing gives you soooo many possibilities to go off-piste and enjoy nature 🙂 And there is just a special vibe there, most people with pow skis, not usual yet for Austria but we are getting there…

Back a few days… We had a short stop for 2 days in Bad Gastein, filming some lifestyle segments for our Girls Ski Movie. Awesome how the Gastein valley supports us girls :-)!!!! Thanks a lot!!!!

…a story that tells that sometimes sh… happens… Well, we had to be in Bad Gastein by Sunday evening, Sandy was already at the Kurhotel Villa Excelsior, http://www.villa-excelsior.at/ … Wow, what a hotel, felt like being in a different world;-) Check the website and see some impressions from the hotel…

home sweet home;-)...
Pia 🙂
la bandita 🙂

…back to the story I wanted to tell… We arrived at the hotel, had dinner together when we got a call from Laura… Her car broke down 160 km’s before Munich, so she hitchhiked to Munich to stay there with some friends for the night… She had to take the train the next morning to make it in time for filming in the spa… She is just awesome, such a calm and joyful girl!!! …what she did, so I picked her up at the train station the next morning… Filming in the Alpentherme, http://www.alpentherme.com/, for the morning was on the programm… Had a lot of fun there!!!!

Giu, Pia, Laura...
😉

Well, after the filming day, Laura decided to drive back to her car with one of our cars. We decided that she should take Pia’s car, as I wasn’t sure about mine, had to check oil at the gas station… Laura left with Pia’s car – two hours later we got a call from her, crying on the phone… Pia’s car broke down at the highway, there was a snow storm, the police already got called, no warn vest in the car… Picking her up at 10 p.m., driving 2 hours one way would have been to far for us… Plan B… Sandy’s boyfriend picked her up and so she could stay at Sandy’s home for the night… All good but sometimes just stupid things happen… Two broke down cars within 2 days – not bad…

After having had good times in Bad Gastein we went to our next stop. Lech/Arlberg. Started early in the morning to get there but it’s quite a looooong way… Checked-in to the beautiful appartement house “Schneekristall”, a four-star appartement house and went for the next filming session. Lech known for it’s posh and wealthy guests offers everything. We went where every tourist stops by during his/her stay – at STROLZ, http://www.strolz.at/; Had a dressing on and off session there with the most expensive clothes and blocked the wardrobe for hours… Of course we caught attention and some people just stared at us;-)… I would never ever buy such fancy clothes, or would you wear or buy a dress that costs 1400 €???? No way!!!! Therefor I could have a nice holiday somewhere abroad;-)… Nevertheless it was a cool time there, some of the girls are awesome actors and enjoyed posing in front of the huge mirror… not for me, I prefer the ski-action;-)

After the shopping marathon at Strolz we were invited to one of the most expensive restaurants on the Arlberg. http://www.fux-mi.net/fuxmi.net/ueber.html, watch it out!!! What a evening!!!! Had a awesome dinner with the girls there!!!! Thanks to Peter, the owner of the restaurant and to the tourism office in Lech!!! Awesome!!!! As a starter we had sushi, for the main course fish/pork with various creations, great wine and also some dessert… Don’t ask how high the bill was – I DON’T KNOW;-) but I’m sure it was one of the most expensive dinners I’ve ever had so far…

Wednesday and Thursday we had some good filming days… 30 cm fresh powder, awesome:-) Face shots included… The first day we played around in the woods of St. Anton, had some great pillow lines – just great skiing… The day after we went filming in Zürs. First we thought the weather wouldn’t stay good that long but we were lucky again:-) Did some good film lines and enjoyed being out there…

Madloch, our playground for the morning...
Lori...
Pia, Sandy, photographer Alex Kaiser...
sunset atmosphere on the mountain...

 

Lori and Sandy...
beautiful!!!! 🙂

 That was a very long, long day! Started out at 9 a.m. and got back to the car at 17.30 p.m. Filming can be quite challenging and it’s definetely hard work but it’s fun and a awesome experience for me… The last run we filmed was down a very, very steep chute. Alex Kaiser, our photographer for the day told me that it would be quite rocky at some part of the chute and very steep but I went for it… Good pow turns at the beginning until I came to the 1m cliff in the chute, I skied over it but at the next turn I got stuck and fell. Lucky me nothing happened but I was stuck in the pow and had no chance to get to my ski which I lost about 7 m above me… I tried to crawl up the chute but no chance, I was stuck with my body and always sank 1m in the snow… Alex skied slowly down to me to bring me my ski, when he did that he stopped right above me and released quite some sluff but no worries… All good 🙂

(That’s just a third what we experienced these days;-) – adventure, fun, snow, mountains – great to live!!!!