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    Summer blues (Euro Season 1415 recap)

    Every summer there is this one point when you start missing winter and you feel like re-watching your pics, videos and whatever from the last winter. Again and again. And after a lot of wine you come up with this brand new idea of a season recap.

    Winter 1415 started a bit weird. Went on a bike+hike trip to Morocco, Africa. Its a quite common thing for ski touring people to do that in winter and hope for the famous African corn. Most people i know who tried with skis ended up in a pretty dry landscape with not much snow. Somehow we found some perfect 5***** corn in September. Maybe we should rethink about what equipment to take to which place.




    Back home the average no-snow-but-still-stoked early season started








    things started to look pretty decent in November


    tyrolean tourism industry starting its engines


    bird is not impressed by anything


    Snow stopped falling and temperatures stayed high. December seems to become my favourite month for biking




    actually the resort renamed this slope as "freeride slope". wondered if there is a correlation with the lack of snow using the term "freeride" for a prepared slope.


    there is one big advantage living in the heart of the alps: 2h of driving and you find a totally different snowpack.


    snow was quite good looking, but the base was one of the trickiest in the last decades. dozens of people - including some friends and neighboors - got into avalanches, researchers were afraid of a new avalanche victims record. so i stayed basically in the resorts. which still is fun.


    the old year had its fun moments (FB picture)


    and the new year started with some nice morning light.


    snowpack stayed still below average and with bad stability. Did you know that January is the new summer?


    had some icecream


    and things started to become some kind of normal. avy danger was still high and risk management told us to stay on the usually tracked out runs. like at Arlberg


    felt like someone is following me, klar maybe?


    got tired of skiing the same ressort laps and went to Sicily to ski on Etna. Realized that black snow is skiable, but makes everything rusty.




    did a lot of lifestyle pictures while drinking coffee with freak. Klar was quite impressed by our lifestyle-blogger and instagram attitude.


    Did you know that the coffee in the Balkans is tasty? It is, and its only 50 Eurocent! Time to go there.
    This is how your car (named "Elfriede") looks like after the not so average treatment at Kosovarian-Macedonian customs. Fortunately this happend after we were not allowed to pass from Kosovo to Serbia directly and had to take this 5h detour. We still managed to smuggle 0,5l of Kosovarian alcohol! HA!


    Getting your ID and quite some gear out of your german car stolen in Bosnia doesnt make things easier at the balkan boarders. Time for a selfie i guess.


    yep, mountains are interesting over there. why do bindings always break when its the most fun?
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    Back home and realized it sometimes sucks beeing the photoguy, sitting at the lift station (top left in the video) and waiting for your friends skiing untouched powder in Vorarlberg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_WzNzkssWY





    and Hochfügen




    and elsewhere


    variable conditions in Bella Italia (for naked skiers click here)


    got invited to a photo competition in San Martino in Italy. People told me they also have good coffee over there. Tobi rushing to get his sunset coffee just in time.


    do you get bonus-points when seeing your appartement from winter camping?


    eventually i did not took my camera in the bag for skitouring. Freak says i did quite well as tumbling skitouring model


    Kyle Miller seems to like Tyrol


    spring was kinda limited for myself. snowpack and depth didnt really catch my interest. especially the steeper stuff was not really in condition, but still found some fun laps around the resorts


    One of the last episodes of each winter seems to be the internet-famous Longboardday.




    After some more complaining about no-steep-skiing conditions its still summer


    note: sorry for engrish, photos with a dslr and smartphone. links to german speaken blogs.
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    Well done. I'll be there to annoy freak and attend the Ernest Hemingway drinking festival in Schruns in late January if all goes as planned.
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    Love the photos. Ah... I gotta get out there!

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    Ah those early season stubai days, what would we do without them? the bw heavy on the contrast racer has bad form!
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    @buster: i thought this drinking festival is every day in those austrian valleys...

    @klar: mh. without the early season days? i think mor biking or running. or drinking.

    i will do my very best to shoot other people in better form the next days, if you wouldnt mind. we might need some racing equipment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marius View Post
    @buster: i thought this drinking festival is every day in those austrian valleys...
    Well, I don't know about that, but I'm batting 1000 with freak.

    Anyway, I should be there (Montafon if the snow is good) around the end of January and it would be nice to ski with you k00ks.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    Quote Originally Posted by klar View Post
    Ah those early season stubai days, what would we do without them? the bw heavy on the contrast racer has bad form!
    I think there's something wrong with me: I'm sat in Bali, and awesome at it is, I'm looking forward to getting back to AT in September to scratch some Stubai ice....

    Buster - I'll be in Schruns again this winter, so gimme a shout if/when you come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClarkleberryFinn View Post
    Buster - I'll be in Schruns again this winter, so gimme a shout if/when you come!
    Cool! Check your pm.

    This one really shouldn't be left out:

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    hey marius you might know that i have the whole season to ski (another 10 months of sabbatical...) being sponsored by the LBV - Baden Württemberg, so if you are up to some mischief give me a call. It's been ten years since the glorious winter of 05/06 lets ski together again. I can ski blue runs now!
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    nice sponsoring! where can one apply? do we get a skiarea for ourselves with noone else around? i still have this allergy to people from time to time and that would help

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    Good stoke and awesome photos, missed them first time around.

    Carry on carrying on.

    The floggings will continue until morale improves.

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