Category Archives: December 2009

last update in December…;-)

Snow – where r u??? After being in Innsbruck for a day, organizing things and working with my physiotherapist Stefan, www.weitblick-innsbruck.at,  I went with a friend to Obergurgl, to go skiing there. Back to some of my roots, as I’ve been working there for such a long time!!! It was really cool to ski up there… While waiting for the lift, I always met soooo many familiar people – was great to see them!!! So me, Lisi and Carsten enjoyed the great conditions, well on the slopes, off-piste – no-go, as it was sooo wind-blown, tooo many rocks greeting – they definetely need more snow for back-country skiing. Obergurgl got dumped the end of November, such a pity that the heavy winds destroyed those great conditions… It’s such a cool place to ski!!!!

Yesterday training with Stefan and then back home to Osttirol again:-) As there is way to less snow in Nordtirol, Osttirol is a better call…;-) Hopefully more snow to come!!! Skied with my sister and Simon 2day in St. Jakob… Found some good lines but PLEASE!!! Mrs Holle: SEND MORE SNOW!!!! WE NEED MORE POWDER!!!! 😉

2009 is nearly over, 2010 is coming…

WISH U ALL A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!!! ENJOY!!!!

All the best, Mel:-)

Ski, Ski, Skiing… :-)

…back home in Osttirol for the Xmas-holidays… Enjoying the days with my family and friends!!! Since I’m here, we’ve just been skiing  – I’m loving it!!! St. Jakob the last two days – the first day was really good, still found some powder in the woods, yesterday it rained up to 2000 m!!! Oh nooooo!!!!

Today beautiful day, sunshine, skied in my hometown Matrei, www.gg-resort, had lots of fun with my friends and family, some great lines, the surface is good but since it rained yesterday, a bit fresh pow on top, enough to have fun off-piste…;-)

family pic... 🙂 Sista, mum, Mel:-), dad...
Maddie, Simon, Mel, Dad...
Poser-Pic... hehe;-) Grossglockner in the background...
awesome!!!!!
Tini Wini and me... in our homeresort...

Freeskigirls…

Last weekend we had our first meeting for our girls-freeskimovie in Fieberbrunn… It’s gonna be awesome!!! Get together of Lori, Giulia, Laura, Pia, Sandy and me… We had a lot of fun and were really productive… The story for the film is set, we are ready, just waiting for more snow to come!

Some pics from the cooking session…

Pia...
Lori & Jake...
la Bandita Giulia...:-)

Osttirol…

…oh man, since I’m back in Tirol, Life has changed;-) Sooooo many things to do;-) Far away from chilling in Norway…;-)

Right now I’m organizing a trip with our girls-crew to Defreggn, to film a part of our Girls-Freeskimovie!!! Oh, it’s gonna be sooooo awesome!!!! You can follow us on Facebook and soon on www.downdays.eu

I will be skiing with friends and family tomorrow, out there, enjoying nature! We’ve got lots of snow, so there should be some powder to find;-)…

I wish all of you MERRY XMAS and some great days with your friends and families!!!!

All the best, Mel:-)

Pia, Mel, Laura, Sandy, Giulia, Lori... we gonna go big!!!! 🙂

back home:-)

…home sweet home! it’s good to be back!!! AWESOME!!!!

…wow, since I’m back I haven’t even had time to unpack all my backpacks;-), meeting friends and enjoying to be back:-)

…my update will take a couple more days – it’s 1.30 in the morning, skiing today, visits from friends, tomorrow skitour in the morning, skiing in the afternoon…

🙂 Have a great day!!!! Will have a compi day soon;-)

…bye, bye – ha det bra Norge – it’s been AWESOME!!!!

…wow, I just can’t believe it, in a couple of hours I’ll be leaving beautiful Norway to go back with my Caddy, Caddy all the way through DK and Germany, finally arriving Austria on Thursday….

It has been AWESOME!!!! So many new impressions, some up’s and down’s but life without being like a rollercoaster, what would it be??? Boring??? 😉 That’s the challenge we all have to go through:-)…

…Skitour on Sunday at Kongsberg (1h away from Horten and the closest little, tiny skiplace to go…), packing, training, yesterday BB lesson, coffee with Marta at Tønsberg, cleaning, saying goodbye to all the mates and  fellow-lodgers, preparing for my last BB lesson, getting ready…

And of course, I couldn’t sleep… Well, for sure I’m really excited to go back home but the main reason was – the Spanish girls, who will be leaving 2morrow, were having a party, jumping around above my room until about 3 a.m.!!! But I just thought, last night… To lazy to get up… They are nice girls and I like them! Getting up this morning was kind of tough!!! 6.30 a.m. packing the rest of my stuff in my car… Had to wait for the cleaning lady to check me out and that was it… Bye, bye Ollebakken 20 B!!!!

It had snowed during the night, so everything white outside:-), still dark when I went to school… at 8.30 a.m.! Warming-up and the BB-games with the whole class went fine, my part was done… BB until 10, bye, bye to my class-mates… Went to the gym afterwards and now I’m off to Larvik… The Ferry will take over to DK at 5.30 p.m… Looking forward to see Stine, I will stay for the night at her place and keep the fingers crossed that I’m not gonna get stopped by the police… (still without driver’s licence) BUT I do have some copies to prove that I’m the legal owner of Caddy, Caddy and that my DL got stolen…;-)

All the best for now!!!!

Looking sooooo forward to see my friends and family!!!!! Jippiiiiihhhh!!!! That’s always the best part of travelling – COMING HOME :-)…

Skitour Norefjell…

…actually the plan was to go skiing in Norefjell, as I had a voucher to get the ski-ticket cheaper BUT…:-)

Checked the weather forecast yesterday, when the lifts open (all info in Norwegian but it said open…) and packed also my skins in case I wouldn’t get a cheaper skiticket… But it all came different;-)

I left early in the morning, drove in the dark until around 8.30 a.m, then finally the daylight appeared… It rained on the way up there, well the weather forecast said sth different but I didn’t care… 2h drive until I got to Noresund – a couple more km’s to Norefjell skicenter… On the way there I could decide – Norefjell bottom station or driving up the toll road to the upper Skicenter… Of course the low-budget version;-)… Finally I arrived the parking lot BUT no cars there, no lifts going, everything empty;-) Looked like a ghost-ski-town…;-) It was still early in the morning – I knew the lifts would start at 9.30 well, I realized they won’t open down here – to less snow… I’ve been told that the skicenter was already open, not correct;-) THEY ARE OPENING TOMORROW;-)… no worries… I just had to laugh and some will say – that’s soooo typical Mel;-)…

Instead of skiing – skitour up the mountain… I enjoyed hiking up there – starting out with + degrees – after 3 hours hike – windy and cold… Was nice to change shirts;-)… very refreshing;-)… Groomed slopes at the upper part of the skiresort, everything is ready for the skiopening tomorrow… I was actually happy that I hiked up because I realized that the skiing wouldn’t have been so challenging… Toooo many blue runs;-)… It is a cool place to ski, when the lower part is open too… During the hike up the landscape changed from spring conditions to deep winter – looked really cool but no powder up there as the rain had also hit the upper part…

3 hours up the mountain, 5 minutes to ski down;-)…

I would have taken pictures but something is wrong with my camera… Don’t know what, it’s not working – Noooooooo!!!!

So some impressions from http://www.norefjell.com

http://www.norefjell.com/skikart.html