After nearly a month of my tree crash, the torn ligaments in my shoulder and the trouble that my knee is causing me, I’m still not “painfree” but at least it’s getting better. Thanks to my physiotherapist Mary @ Physiotherapy Huber I’m back in the game. Not every day hitting the snowfields but at least from time to time. Working on getting back soon, very soon!
Still I was out there for some events, for example the Junior Freeride Camp in Saalbach. It’s great to work with motivated, young shredders that want to improve their skills in the backcountry. As skiing is an outdoor sport, you always have to accept the weather conditions and can’t change the fact when it’s shitty out there… That’s the way it is – thank goodness! At that weekend the avalanche danger was out on 4, so very risky out in the backcountry, raining nearly above treeline and stormy wind, well not the best conditions to hold a Freeride Camp but we still made most out of it!
So we were more focussing on beacon searching, probe profile, interpreting the avalanche bulletin and stuff like that… It was great weekend! Thanks to all the riders and coach and skibuddy Michi Mayerhofer for some cool time in Saalbach!
Here are some impressions:
Middle of January…
Fischer European Teamweek…
Last winter was the “First Edition” of the Fischer European Teamweek. We were so lucky, had great weather and conditions, perfect playground at the Rudolfshütte/Weißseegletscher Region.
This time was a bit different. Stormy weather, windblown snowpack, hardly any visibility. Due to my injury I was up there just for two days but it was good to get out and see nearly the whole Fischer Family gathered up upon 2315 m. Thanks a lot to FISCHER and everybody involved for making this happen! Also the team couldn’t stay there for the whole week as the weather conditions stayed the same but they went on to find more powder. The webisode should be online soon! Will keep you posted about that!
This winter I am also organizing some Off-piste Days for Freeriders in Co-operation with the Austrian Naturfreunde. http://www.tirol.naturfreunde.at/ Together with the Austrian mountain club (Alpenverein), they are the largest mountain organisation in Austria. Just last weekend I had a day out in the blue with some motivated touring and freeride women, improving their riding skills in the backcountry. Fun day 🙂
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Inbetween Physio and training I had to get out, at least once to rock and roll 🙂 Here is the edit from a really cool day:
Back on training now…
Enjoy life and have fun out there,