Friday, December 11, 2009

Kicking off the transatlantic season

The North West coast of USObama and British Colombia have had a good start of the season, with record November snowfalls and early openings in many places. I got on a plane with Mikael Pilstrand to get a piece of it and before we knew it we were eatin fat pancakes, driving a big gazoline addicted Chevy and headed way into the mountains of interior British Colombia, Canada.

Iceland Air, the best way to go. Scandinavia-West Coast USA before you even get tired of watching movies and drinking beer.

But 450 kr for a Croissant just feels real strange when you are a Scandinavian...

Then 12.95 dollars for breakfast seems a little bit better even though you can never finish the plate when you are Scandinavian.

Pilstrand working on it the starter. He could finish the coffee cup a couple of times though.

And once on the ground a big ass Chevy is the way to go. Maybe not the right moral choice in theese global warming times but when in Rome, do like the little Italian people, when in US drive a big fat car like the big fa.. American people.

And head into the mountains to search for some snow.

Stay tuned for more. -Torkel

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The best of Hyggedal

Feels like Hemsedal has already had a full season even before it´s started in many other places. I've already had better ski-days there this pre-season than I´ve ever had there before. If it finished now it would probably not have been the worst season ever there... But it just looks like it is continuing and getting better. Marry Christmas and a happy new year will be spent there.

Kjøttulf Isaksen came straight from surfing El Salvadorsurfing to schredding Hemsedal, skipping authum is the way to go. Photo: Jallis Lilleheil

Hemsedal local David Underland training for bombdrops from his new buit house.

Enjoying a record early poach of the run that is known as the Anal. (Excuse my language but that is just what it's called. They even wrote it in the local newspaper once, when Evensen had done a little too quick decent of the "S", so I though then it would be ok to write even on the very politically correct Anyway, this line is normally never a ridable option so early in the relationsh... no I mean season, and normally always very sketchy, so it's proof that winter 09/10 in Hyggedal is an extraordinary one.

I'll ba back. -Torkel

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