Preseason Austria - Unreal Skiing!

I arrived in Innsbruck, on the 22nd of October and really did not expect to really be skiing until December. With most resorts still not open I have somehow managed to have my best October/November of skiing ever! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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The following day after the weather had cleared we travel 1.5 hours to an open resort and had our first resort day riding lifts in 1 metre of fresh pow, people told us there was not enough base to do what we were doing but we did not care...

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Just a few days later we had another fun day at the same resort sessioning some windlip jumps

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After all the powder was gone I had a couple days in the park, here is one of those days...

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And when the weather is no good for skiing I have been out on my bike, it's awesome for trail riding here!

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Recently we got even more snow, so we had another epic pow day with great people.

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I had a slightly close call on the last run of that day but managed to ski out fast enough to avoid any incident...

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That snow seemed to stick around for ages, this is shredding the same snow from the same snowfall almost a week later at a different resort!

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The next day Joi Hoffmann, Michi Trojer, David Pitchmann, Arthur Ökostron and I returned to same resort and climbed a peak to take more advantage of the long lasting pow! Below is a nice little edit of that day by Joi Hoffmann, filmed by myself and Joi.

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For the last few days I have been just shredding around on nice, dry, hard, "chalky" snow - but I love this type of snow!

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As I sit here in my room in Innsbruck with the bad weather outside I do believe it is snowing up high! So here is to hoping for as much fun in December and the rest of the season as I have just had in November!

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FreeskiingPete Oswald