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 - www.digitalnatur.no

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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