…perfect days on the mountain :-)

…two perfect days on the mountain with lots of powder, blue sky and sunshine are behind me… Today I thought – what lucky girl I am 🙂 Others sit in their offices at such a great day and I’m able to work in an “office” that couldn’t be better – THE MOUNTAINS 🙂

Kenny, one of our cameramen from our Girls Movie gave me a call on monday to let me know that he won’t be available for the next day filming with me and Pia… But he suggested that we should accompany him for this job – make some money by skiing and getting in some more footage for the film…

I didn’t have to think about it twice but Pia was a bit suspicious… She wanted to get in some more film lines of her Homeresort Hochfügen, so first it was planned that she would join in to go to Pitztal but suddenly I got a call in the evening that she won’t go… So who would join in to film with Kenny? Didn’t take 5 minutes and I already had a skibuddy for the day… Mankei…

We had to leave early in Innsbruck, took the train up to the Pitztaler Glacier at 8 a.m. and started with some “lifestyle” and “skiing on the slope” filming… It was such a beautiful day 🙂

...view from the top of the mountain...
view from top of the Brunnenkogel... to the left: Wildspitze...

…to be continued 😉

…Oh man, if I don’t write down my thoughts and memories just right after, I forget soooooo many things 😉 My head is like a sieve 😉 …Information isn’t kept in my brain… Floating in and running out… 😉

So back to those awesome days on the mountain… Filmday on Tuesday… After being up on the mountain, doing some lifestyle shots and some fun skiing on the slopes, we headed off-piste… First we found a nice open field within the glacier and mountain – fresh pow inclusive… Mankei told me to ski down as fast as possible, as we weren’t sure about crevasses and if the snowpack would stay… As I haven’t been to Pitztal for ages and had a bit of a weird feeling I skied down – such a cool rush – 3 turns and that was it 😉 Some sluff came behind but nothing to worry about… Mankei skied down after me, also taking a fast line…

...our lines - not that spectacular but sooo much fun 🙂

After having had a good day on the mountain, we were heading down, still looking for some good lines to film… When skiing down Kenny and Mankei found a cool face… They told me to stay up as high as possible to traverse to get to the face… I had no clue where I would ski down… It was already around 1 p.m. and I knew if I would ski this, I would have to be quick as the avalanche danger increased due to the warm conditions…

Traversing the glacier and especially then hiking up to the entrance of the face was a mission… Sank into the snow, moving forward cm by cm… Hard work for a few turns… 😉 Kenny gave me info where to ski, I dropped in and had some great pow-turns down this face… Again some sluff came down but that was it…

Skied down to the car, drove to the ski-area “Rifflsee” and finally had some lunch there… Free food – always good 🙂 Some shots when we were getting food… I’m already curious how this video is gonna be… It’s an image-video for the glacier region Pitztal/Kaunertal and should be online in autumn… hehe, will be funny to watch…

The day wasn’t over yet, took the lift up, saw some lines from the Mittagskogel where some skiers came down this day… Awesome possibilities there!!!

Mittagskogel and surroundings...

Something work to do there next winter 🙂

The weather was just awesome this day, the snow was shimmering – soooo beautiful 🙂 Instead of skiing down the normal way, (it was already past 4 o clock), we decided to ski down a different way… The first part was great to ski, a bit crusty but good – getting further down, snow got less and as we had no clue what to expect we had to “search” our way down… Traversing over gras and bushes… How much fun 🙂

...grassskiing...
...Endstation...;-)
Great day at the mountain 🙂
Kaunertal the next day…
our beautiful mountains 🙂
Another beautiful day, couldn’t get any better… Björn was my skibuddy for the day… He is a cool guy, awesome skier, always great to hang out with…
Kenny and Björn...
...another film team on the mountain... with Harry Putz...

…hiked up with Björn on a ridge, as Kenny told us there would be a chute to ski and film… but when we got up there, we found out it wasn’t possible to ski… to many rocks… so back down and went up again a bit later trying out another possibility…

Mel...
...on the way up...
...coming down...
...like that pic as it shows how impressive the mountains are and how tiny mankind is...

…got the work done with some more lifestyle, slope and powder shots… Still thinking about those days and how lucky I am/was to spend them outdoors :-)…