Friday, March 13, 2015

Looking for snow at Breche du Tacul

Snow conditions have been damn challenging around Chamonix after a long dry period together with high winds. Luckily we managed to find some reasonable spring skiing behind Breche du Tacul. I find this place one of the most beautiful around Mont Blanc massive. As you reach the top you'll get this spectacular view towards Glacier du Mont Mallet and the mythical North Face of the Grandes Jorasses. Fun day out with Ross, Jobo, Niko, Mikko & Jesper.

Mikko and Jesper on a mission
Jesper & Grandes Jorasses
Niko at Breche du Tacul
This is steep skiing
Niko Pettersson
Mikko and Jobo cruising down the Mallet Glacier

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Freeriding at Schilthorn in the heart of Switzerland

Last weekend we got a change to visit the Schilthorn-Mürren area. We got pretty much perfect conditions to explore this freeriders' mecca. We found endless possibilities for easy lift accessed freeride with nicely formed playful lines. Just with little hiking you have a playground for your own. Don't tell anybody ;-) Truly a special place!

Sascha Schmid showing us the lines 
On the first day it was deep at places
Heta somewhere at Schilthorn
Sascha Schmid
Sascha Schmid with Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau
Stefan Schild playing at Wasenegg
This is what you get after 10 minutes hike... 
Sascha about to hit some waves
Good times!
Bruno Arnold and his handmade skis. Check out:
Full moon over Eiger and Mönch
Special thanks for Sascha, Rolf and Stefan for guiding us around. And warm thanks for Hotel Eiger for accommodating us. For anybody visiting Mürren I would  highly recommend the Hotel Eiger!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lötschental - exploring the hidden gem of Valais

We're at heart of Valais

Henkka testing some steeper ground

Team Finland -Heta, Tommi & Henkka

Henkka & Doldenhorn South Face

Heta & Bietschorn 

Towards Balmhorn.

What a good day!!!