Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Myrkdalen - The Dark Valley

Had a shitload of great deep Japan-style days in Myrkdalen last season. Hoping for another winter like that! Here is the edit from a couple of the best days me and Kjetil Isaksen had there last season:

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Mountainbike season. Canvas, Fjørå and home in Hemsedal

I'm still very off on the blogging, sorry. Computer time has been kept for the stuff someone pays me for. Think I need to start paying myself for blogging to get any change around here. Anyway: The rest of the time I've gotten to go out quite a bit lately, for some bike riding, and been on two  great trips as well as some nice rides back home in the Hyggevalley.

Fjørå. Alex hitting a stone pile (varde) that we did a little remodeling on at Mefjellet. Are Tallak and Mattias Fredriksson capturing for Norrøna Magazine story and video next year.

Great to get back to Fjørå again, hitting all the good spots together with locals Veronica and Bjørnar, getting great shots of the new Norrøna fjørå collection and hanging out with good guys like Armin the Swiss Hobbit.

I'll write some more, about Canvas and stuff, when I get some more time.

Max Hygge is also shredding on two wheels by the way:


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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Oh shit, blogging is dead!

Ups... been like half a year since I posted anything here. That's because blogging is out. Not very trendy any more. And facebook is going out of business. Soon.

Or I haven't done that much dirty trix in big mountains in like half a year actually, since I've mostly chilled with the family, worked and trying to get my shoulder fixed. Now things are starting to roll again and there might be some big trix comin. Winter is approaching and I hope to get back in the action game then, and some bloggin with it.

Mean while, check out the movie we made with Norrøna in Lofoten last winter: It just released now, together with the new Norrøna lofoten collection:

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Two shreds and a wedding

Weddings are usually not my favorite activity. You know; the suit, the speeches, the smalltalk, the waiting, the preachers's usual religious bullshit brainwash babbeling and so on. Of course a good party is always hygge enough, but add some travel to that and we're closing in on hassle. For me I do enough travel, and partying with that, so I prefer to do that when I'm headin' for some fun.

Snowskate apetize
This wedding was different though. Based way up in the mountains at Grotli Hotel, running the ski lift for the occation, shred and slopeside BBQ burgers before the seremony, super family friendly setup, pre dinner snowskate sessions, pro riders on the guestlist, super smooth and slushy park and shred Sunday instead of hangover day to round it off. Thanx for a great time Tord and Jeanette!
Tord & Jeanette + Sondre

Mina joining for the wedding day shred
Max Hygge back country shred
Fredrik Austbø pro shred

Pre-seremoni slopeside burger BBQ

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ride in Peace - Erik Lundström (1977-2011)

When you've got a couple hundred hard charging freeride friends you better be prepared for, or at least have considered the possibility of someone riding their last line early in their life.  Fredrik "Frippe" Ericsson did it on K2 last year, and this week our friend and fellow Hyggedal-citizen Erik Lundström passed away. Shred in peace dudes, see you in powder heaven some day. I'm just planning to take a couple more rides here first, and taking it a little bit more easy as I've got a couple of kids and a woman to hang out with for about 40 years or something more.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

From Lofoten with Love

Niko and Vegard straight outta Tromsø Loooped crew shredited this Shred Televison shredisode after hanging out with us in Lofoten a couple weeks ago:

"The last weeks of march we headed to the Lofoten Islands and hooked up with the Norrøna crew for an epic adventure in the land of stockfish, fjords, waffles, eagles, old fishermen and love. Among ice, wind and clouds we found pow and even a bit of sun.

Thanks for watching!

Vegard Rye
Ruth Leisibach
Håvard Ånensen
Bruno Compagnet
Nikolai Schirmer
Torkel Karoliussen
Kjetil Isaksen
Bjørn Thomas Romsøe

Yeman Djemár - The Magicians Art
The XX - Crystalised (The Neon Lights Remix)
Bright Eyes - One for You, One for Me"

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Corruption in action

The world is full of it, it's everywhere, not only in poor african countries but probably closer to you than you think. Corruption is what I'm talking about! Now you even have to watch out for it in your local ski magazine:

I entered in a Swiss Tourism marketing stunt competition held through; "make your own creative and fun version of the swiss air add and win a free trip for two to Engelberg":

with this:

and even this complete advertising plan:

but then the results came and this one took away the price:

What tha hell is that? I'm probably missing something that's funny or something, but unless these dudes are a famous norwegian gay couple recently arrested for inapropriate conduct with animals, or something like that, then this comp is definitely rigged. The kuken i fjellet can't be beat by that crap in a fair comp?

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lofoten 2011 videoblog epiCsode 3

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lofoten 2011 videoblog epiCsode 2

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Lofoten 2011 videoblog epiCsode 1

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pow week video

Captured a shitload of Yo-pro footie on my last visit to Kjøttulf in Voss. Donated it to the Vinterveko festival crew and they used it both in their own edit, as well as in the one for the Norwegian National Broadcasting Conspiracy:

Link to the program on NRK:


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Sunday, March 13, 2011


The "Vinterveko"-festival in Voss just went off, and me and Kjøttulf just had what may be our best ski day ever in a Norwegian ski hill. Myrkdalen is completely off the hook this year and it seems it is far from over yet. Keep dumping!

faceshot 453 of 4011

Tagged along beginning of last week when Kjetil aka Kjøttulf aka Kjøttleif aka Kjuttavika passed by the bone dry valley of hygge heading west for the drowning dark valley of pow. Vinterveko was appreoachin and we had to take responsibility and get the pow tracked up before the hordes came in to Voss. We got the job done, but it just kept on snowing so unfortunately we had to leave some first tracks for some of the others too this week.

The conditions in Myrkdalen are rediculous this season, with every tree under 2,5 meters hidden under the snow, and the normally quite tight treeskiing has become more or less unlimited. The measuring stick on top of the mtn is at close to three meters, but in the trees, where the wind has not taken the good away, it's probably way more. And the top layer is about one pole length of soft....

Had an awesome week. Now back in the valley of hygge to change some diapers and heal the bruised body. Some shots:

You know what that look means...



Pow cafe.

Hope to be back in the dark valley of pow a couple more times this season.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Home pow!

Even though the grass has been way greener on the other side of the mountain, since the west coast has been going off pretty much constantly since Christmas, it's now finally possible to start enjoying some pow on my home turf. Hemsedal has more or less been skunked by the gods this season, but now finally at least it's rideable, with something one can call a base on the mountain, at least parts of it.

Went out the other day and did some evening laps with my neighbour Thomas. After receiving about 30cm in total through the week until then, and maybe 50cm in total that last month.... not much to go spontanioulsy nealing down and thanking the heartless snowgods of this valley for, but at least enough to have a good day. Here is the vid:

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

West is best!

The goods have been coming in on the west coast of Norway for weeks now and the snow conditions have been epic. Some of the days theese last weeks will be definitely be remembered for a while, in Voss at least, and go down in history as the legendary January 2011 pow days.... or something...

One of many golden west coast moments -

After a relatively slow start like normal here in Norway, the west coast, with the resorts in Stranda and Voss leading the way, got into good conditions as a Christmas present to those residing on the west coast, and those who were smart enough to pack their shit and get the hell over there:

Beeing camped in Hemsedal, mid way between east and west, I've been taking advantage of the relatively quick drive and gotten over there on short notice, after some first hand eyeball reports from trusted sources like my man Kjøttulf aka "Meatloaf" Isaksen, Sverre aka "Candy King" Hjørnevik and Benny The Kid aka "Bænny" Hjort.

Candyking approaching.

Norway, and especially the west coast, means changing weather, lots of wind and unpredictability. Lots of percipitation, that is good, but often as rain = not good. For a long time now though, it's been keeping cold though, so the snow has been building up into botomlessness, and mid January the pole in Myrkdalen marks about 2,5 meters, that is a great start of the winter:

2,5 meters and more to come...


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Starting late, but deep.

Went to Africa in December (uups was a bad blogger again and skipped blogging that...) so this ski season started a bit late for me this year. But no worries, it always snows somewhere and the season is always as long as you want it to be, most people get tired of it before the pow melts anyway, and are well into the BBQing when some of us are still eating pow.

Folowing Are Tallak and Sverre Cornerbay in Myrkdalen

Been crusing piste and park in Hemsedal, where the snow came late too, and that's been chill, but it ain't really winter before the pow fest starts. Just about the time of year when Jesus popped out of his virgin mama's belly, Santa and the snow god got together to give large parts of Norway a great Christmas present. Many nice and not so nice grown up children have been enjoying the pow since then, and it's still snowing. We got it rediculously good in Myrkdalen, Voss, the other day, with quite rare conditions loking more like Japan than Norway. That means the pow season is on! Hope to keep the bigtrix updated!

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