Wild Wild West Adventure: part 6 – The Final Episode

April 7th: The morning started out with the roar of avalanche blasting in the background. It’s our last day and I feel the nostalgia creeping in already. It’s been fun hanging out with the locals, meeting like-minded people and exploring a new area. My sore feet will appreciate a short break but my heart will miss…

Wild Wild West Adventure: part 5 – The Next Day

April 6 17:00pm – The last 24 hours have been pretty legendary. After the hot tub, we headed to the riders party at Scissorbills bar. I we went around 10pm and the party was just getting off the ground. It was almost half full, mainly riders enjoying themselves. We got a few beers, the bar slowly filled and the…

Wild Wild West Adventure: part 4 – FWQ 4* SFS Big Sky 2014

Contest April 4 19:30pm – I started the long chairlift traverse to the Headwaters section on the other side of the mountain. I rode up the last chair to the hike with Rob, a snowboarder I met at the riders meeting. It was nice to share the painstakingly long and slow double chairlift. Finally at the top, I scrambled…

Wild Wild West Adventure: part 3 – Ups and downs

April 3rd 7:20 – Finally got some better sleep last night… even though I woke up over and over every few hours. Seems like the guys were jetlagged too; whenever I would wake up and look over, they were usually on the computer or whatever. The face inspection and 2* competition will be cool to see. Its a way…

Wild Wild West Adventure: part 2 – Man-tana

April 2nd 15:00 – We arrived in Bozeman Montana earlier than scheduled which was a nice surprise. The spacious yet quaint wooden and hunter decorated airport greeted us warmly with a crackling fire in the fireplace and a bronze bear statue. We grabbed our gear and started trying to figure out how on earth we…

Wild Wild West Adventure: part 1 – The Arrival

First things first: Happy 5th Birthday Alex!! April Fools Day 14:30pm – Around Christmas time before the season began, I was sitting together with my Mom and Grandmother, having some egg nog. Crazy ideas can be born easily with these women and egg nog! The plan was to get a starting spot at one of…

FWQ 4* Nendaz 2014 – not my day

My first 4 star event was scheduled to be Nendaz. I was pretty about getting a starting spot and at the same time anxious to see how the comp would go. It boasted a video replay of the runs which would be cool to see (educational!) I wanted to attend the Montafon Open Faces Comp…

FWQ 1* Open Faces Weißseegletscher 2014 – freeride paradise

Time for a local contest! The Weißsee glacier is a private freeriders paradise here in Pinzgau Austria. It was only a 1 star FWQ event (meaning the result wouldn’t help my ranking at all this year) but what a beautiful mountain. I rode up on Friday to have a face check, not actually knowing which…