Archive for April, 2012

April

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

I finished up my AK trip with way to many down days so my legs were not in top shape when I got home to Engelberg.
With the deep snow pack a lot of places has in the Alps this season it’s set up for a great late season.
The storms has been piling up lately so the last week has been really good. I got very surprised the other day when it was possible to ski Galtiberg all the way down to the valley and had great snow for 1500 meters and the last 500 meters were nice and slushy. Before that we had done 5 Steinberg in perfect cold snow without a break so my legs were done after those 6 runs and about 8000 vertical meters.
The best thing is that there is almost no people around and I left my heavy backpack at home every day. The only camera has been my iphone or my pocket camera.
Here are a few shots and a video from yesterday.

Johan Axelsson in Steinberg

Johan Axelsson in Steinberg


Oskar Holmblad getting the sluff moving

Oskar Holmblad getting the sluff moving

Oskar getting some air

Oskar getting some air


Johan getting faceshots

Johan getting faceshots


Johan

Johan


Robban

Robban

Oskar dropping in to Steinberg

Oskar dropping in to Steinberg


The only place you have to walk after Galtiberg is over the golf course

The only place you have to walk after Galtiberg is over the golf course

AK video

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

We got off to a good start here in Haines with a few solid lines and good weather. We mixed up the crew a bit because Stephan had to sit out a day to rest his shins after a hard landing. Zack Giffin joined the regular crew members Johan and Carston for a day and I don’t think he was disappointed after seeing him ride some great lines.
At the moment we are waiting for Bryce Philips to get up here and hopefully we get a small reset with snow.
Here is a video from the first days.

Rob is always present

Rob is always present

Six Months Ep4

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Here is a nice edit from the Six Months crew with Olof Larsson also including Piers Solomon from the DPS Skis shoot we had earlier this year in Engelberg.

Six Months 2011 Ep4 from Alric ljunghager on Vimeo.

In route to Haines

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

I’m sitting in Juneau waiting for the last short flight to Haines. Like always I’m here with Stephan Drake, it’s our 7th year up here together. Johan Jonsson is waiting in Haines as he came in early this morning and our filmer Ben and the last rider Carston Oliver is probably sitting on a glacier close to Haines waiting for the clouds to clear so they can get a plane ride out to meet up with us in town.
I keep you posted with more photos and video as soon as we get out in the mountains.
Here are a few shots from last year.

Stephan a few hours ago in Seattle

Stephan a few hours ago in Seattle


Love

Love


The plan

The plan


This is what we want

This is what we want

Down day activity

Down day activity


Johan checking out his line

Johan checking out his line


Johan, Stephan, Forrest and me on top

Johan, Stephan, Forrest and me on top


Johan on one of the best lines we got last year

Johan on one of the best lines we got last year