Retro Session and more skiing…

…what a day yesterday 🙂 Went with Matthias, our cameraman to Hintertux to film the rest of my ski-part for our girls ski movie…

As I’m not able to jump off big cliffs due to my several knee surgeries, I wanted to do something special for my part of the movie… So that’s gonna be a surprise for everyone 😉 including me…

Just a few comments on the day… I never skied on such “tooth-pick” skis before… NEVER;-) Even in my racing career the skis were already more shaped and not that long… So it was quite a challenge for the first few turns to ski on 2,05 m Skis and with “front-step-in” skiboots (softer, than soft) but already after those first turns it was like skiing on normal skis – EASY!!! 🙂 And soooo much fun 🙂

Me and Matthias had definetely a fun day on the mountain and I’m already soooo curious how that scene is gonna turn out in the movie;-)…

Here a pic…

Retro Mel 🙂

 

…Gurgl/Ötztal today… It’s all about being spontanious, flexible and making most out of the day!!! (I had to be back at 4 p.m. to take part at our seminar…, was close but I made it…)

…I called my skibuddy Mankei to accompany me to Obergurgl, where I spent quite a few years of my life… Wanted to check out how the snow situation is up there and to check out new skiing stuff for the next winter…

Also Andi came with us, so it was fun to guide the guys around 🙂 First run down the Hohe Mut ended up in skiing grass, as there was NO MORE SNOW anymore;-) I was really surprised that even with having had not that much snow this season, that this part was already completely snow-free… Well, no worries… Was fun 🙂

...where is the snow????
Andi, Mankei...

That’s one of the projects for next winter…

Granatkogel, 3304 m

The next face (Hohe Mut North) is not skied very often… In the year 2001, where I worked as a ski-instructor there, I skied this with Martini (czech ski-instructor in Gurgl) and another guy (can’t remember who that was…) I won’t forget where we skied, on this pic there is quite few snow, we definetely had better conditions but it was pretty much that line that I drew in… It didn’t take long that it was spread out and a lot of people knew that we skied it… Was fun, a challenge and of course we were proud that we did it 🙂 Skied that on a Salomon Ski (Scream 10 Pilot), 180 cm, 110-75-100… My first freeride ski 🙂 (won’t forget that…) GOOD TIMES!!!! 🙂

Hohe Mut North...

I’m quite done with skiing now and it was probably one of the last days on snow for this winter… My knee has given me quite some trouble the past week but I still couldn’t resist to be out in the mountains for skiing… But know it needs some good treatment, the bike-season has already started – the best health-care for the knee;-)…