Recap Fischer Teamweek and Junior Freeride Camp

Oh man, sooooo many things happening around me at the moment 🙂 But time  is flying by and I’m soooo lazy with updating my blog 😉 Okay, trying to keep it up ;-)… But it’s just soooo good outside that the computer is offline quite often 😉

Already to weeks ago the Fischer Family had a get-together at the Rudolfshütte/Weißsee Glacier… European Fischer Teamweek was on… From mid January  until the 19th of Jan all the European Fischer riders got together for a meet&greet&shred…

Our first day couldn’t have been better! Fresh powder, bluebird, supermotivated riders shreddin’ together at the Weißsee… Accompanied by photographer Birgar Olsen and filmer Martin Sochor and Sean W. we also could get in some footage for a teamvideo, hopefully coming out soon… Tuesday brought another storm with some snowfall, so Steph, Oliver and me couldn’t do our planned tour… Instead we hit the  trees and found some good skiing there… Wednesday was again an absolutely stunning day! Hardly any people in the backcountry, just us… Another film day was on, so not much skiing, checking lines, waiting for the camera to roll…

To give you a better impression here is a video from my point of view 🙂 Enjoy watching!

As the weather forecast didn’t promise good weather anymore and I was quite done from so many days of skiing in the row and therefore wanted to rest my knee, I left the Rudolfshütte already Wednesday eve to recover and have two days off skiing… Great week, cool people, thanks to FISCHER and SANDY for making this happen!

And here some pics…

Fischer Teamrider Johannes Klotz...

Cameraman Martin Sochor, photographer Klaus Polzer, Fischer Teamrider Sandra Lahnsteiner
Neil Williman getting ready for his frontflip over a 10 meter cliff!!!! He is soooo crazy 😉 Ended up in a crash, blue eye and sore back... Get well soon Neil!!!!
Basti Huber sendin' it...
white face...
our film lines...
 

Mel...
Johannes...
Matthias Egger...
Dominic Hartmann...
yes, we skied this 🙂
 

Turning to the Junior Freeridecamp Weekend in the Axamer Lizum…

Last weekend (21./22.1.2012) we had our first Junior Freeridecamp stop in the Axamer Lizum! Michi Mayerhofer and myself were the coaches to shred the deep powder with 12 motivated young shredders… As  it was dumping and we had avalanche danger warning level 4, we focused on searching with the avalanche beacons and rode powder within the boundary zone… This winter is extraordinary! So much snow – amazing! And also the snow pack is settled very good, great for us freeriders!  Thanks to ORTOVOX for helping the kids out with shovels, beacons and probes!

searching station...
Wer suchet, der findet 🙂
our group with the coaches Michi Mayerhofer and Mel Presslaber...
On the second day we were pretty lucky as the weather turned out to be better than the weather forecast promised… We could ski some easy lines, the kids could jump off some cliffs and we had loads of fun in the snow!

my shred group...
ABS backpack in action...
 

The Junior Freeride Camps aim to motivated, young riders at the age level between 15-18 years old… Our focus is to give them a basic knowledge for riding safe in the backcountry. Always with a riding buddy and equipped with shovel, beacon, first-aid kid, probe and cell phone they learn to interprete the avalanche bulletin, learn where they get all the information about riding in the backcountry, etc… To get more info: http://www.freeridecamps.at

Have fun in the sun!

Mel:-)