Posted on 05/03/201519/03/2017 by niklass I’ve collected a lot of pictures during this winter. Here are the best ones, in no special order (especially not chronological). Aki skinning up the Silleskogel. With Diego in Seefeld. Skitouring in Schnalstal. Shitfuck conditions but still nice. Skiing down couloirs in Kühtai with Team Norway. Lukas on his way to Zuckerhütl. There was no snow to enjoy, but the scenery more than made up for that. …and the Jallu. First good day of the year in Stubai. Otto going up Kalkkögel with 4WD. Such a beautiful Schneeflöckli. A deeeeeeep day in Hochfügen. Japan style pewpew in the forests with Otto. The first top of the year! Gaiskogel 2820m in the beginning of November. There is a really nice line going to the east, which I will have to ski at some point. In November there was too little snow and last time there was too much. But someday, someday… Svante found a nice couloir in Schlick just for us. Good job, Svante. Hannah going fast with her new Armadas in the couloir. Steil ist geil. Und tief. I think in the end Teemu was pretty happy with this new Jones Solution. The funny thing is also that Teemu skied powder every single day he was here in Innsbruck. Although you had earn the turns first. Two things were endless in Schlick: snow and forest runs. Many thanks to Thomas who showed us these! Can you spot the snowboarder? Pulverkids go Silleskogel. Downdays activities #1: Go cycling. Downdays activities #2: Build a fishing rod. Downdays activities #3: Drink a beer in the sun. Downdays activities #4: Fish and enjoy the spring and the turquoise waters of Inn. The biggest catch of the day. After a week of no new snow – could there still be something left? It’s starting to look good – north-sided bowl that’s protected from the wind. Powderhound has found his treasure. Dropping in. Hiking up to the goods. Boy, it was a warm day. Skinning in t-shirts in February. Kalkkögel. It makes you feel small. It’s hard not to smile. Downdays activities: Build a kicker. (Though I don’t know if this actually counts as a downday?). Svante’s brother Anton knew from the beginning what to do with the new snow we were blessed with in Hochgurgl. Svante enjoying fresh turns in solitude. And even the sun came back from hiding behind the clouds! The brothers cheering in front of the endless powderfields! Svante showing how its done with big turns. Sometimes you need to go by yourself too. Brechhorn, 2032m in Kitzbüheler Alps. Avalanche warning level: 1, kilometers skied down in perfect spring corn: 1. Storm Uli moving into Kitzbüheler Alps and bringing us new snow. Sometimes you might meet new friends in the mountains. Though flying to the top is kinda cheating. Father came for a surprise visit! Up, up, up we go. Some climbing für extra Spaß. Smiling after the couloir. On the way up to Lüserner Villerspitze. Good to be up here, when the clouds are down. Two thumbs up! I shall conquer. Wuups. That didn’t go as planned. Crown was a bit over a meter high on its deepest. After 4 turns down from the top I triggered the avalanche. The whole snowpack came down. Now thinking there were many reasons for this avalanche. Critical amount of new snow (60-80cm), perfect steepness (37-42 degrees), no anchors (only slippery rock) and the bottom of the snow pack had already started to turn into big, edgy cristals – especially between the rocks. Though the dangers might have been hard to see, they were obvious. Always do the compressions tests if you’re not climbing the same way you’re going down, think about what could happen and keep your head cool. Too much stress for the perfect run causes stupid risks (though the way down was still awesome). In the valley, there wasn’t that much snow. The king of all snow sports: ski carrying. There was a lot of that on this day. Someday you will be a real ski mountaineer, Pinochio! Aki spraying fresh on the best powderday of the season. Hiking up with Ben in Kalkkögel. Start of the Axamer Rundtur: climb up a couloir! Axamer Rundtur pt.2: ski down the couloir which just widens up the more you go. So much to ski here, in these beautiful views. Axamer Rundtur pt.3: Skin up! Because the last run will be in this steep & deep forest. This is why I love Axamer Lizum. You can ski everything: couloirs, open fields and forests all in one day. With no-one else. Just 30 minutes from Innsbruck. Equipment. This is where all the money has gone. Horrible snow, nice views.