Monday, 17 March 2014

A farewell to snow

As it turns out, I did get my wish. One last proper snowboarding weekend to call it a season. And what a weekend it turned out to be! For a start, taking Friday off turned out to be a stroke of genius :).

I suppose a spectacular high speed crash on the very first long run wasn't the most auspicious start one could hope for. But since I didn't really need my shoulder and upper back to snowboard, it wasn't too bad :D. As it turned out, the weather was the best I'd seen all season!

On each of the three days, we had loads of sun. There was even a little bit of fresh powder! Every single slope was open for two out of the three days while wind shut down some of the upper slopes on Saturday. Over this one weekend, I managed to cover a distance that probably eclipsed my entire snowboarding experience prior to last year :).

That's the thing with a place like Trysil, you don't really count the slopes. You just keep going from one to another, playing snakes and ladders with an almost inexhaustible supply of combinations of slopes and lifts :). And more or less everywhere you end up, there's always hot chocolate with cream if you need a break!

There in the mountains, surrounded by white hills, pines and slopes, I could almost forgive this winter its brevity and general lack of snow. Blue skies and white slopes are a tough combination to get enough of, but after the last three days I am finally ready to pack up the board.

For now. Hopefully next winter will provide more snow and sunny days to get better, faster and braver :). It might be wise to invest in a helmet by then...

Currently: looking forward to spring!
Listening to: Klingande - Jubel

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