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Preparations for Free Ride Skiing in Winter

Free Ride Slopes in Tyrol

Winter is coming and the want to go free ride skiing is urging. With longtime experience we know that a good free ride slope has to be prepared carefully. First of all, it is important to know the area pretty well, so one won’t get lost or hit a rock, when snow has fallen and view is bad. If you’ve found your favourite route, you should check capability of the route under loads of fresh powder.

Preparations for Free Ride Skiing in Voldertal

In Voldertal in Tyrol we’ve found an interesting free ride skiing slope. The one problem is that there is a steep, high cliff, which seperates the two parts of the free ski route. There is no way through – but the free ride skiing slope would be a lot of fun.

So we decided to make ready a spot for abseiling to enable free ride skiing in winter. Therefore we have to climb up the steep cliff and fix a stout climbing rope for abseiling at this point. We need a lot of profession to do our dangerous work without getting hurt.

Work done we made ready an abseil-spot which is fixed professionally. Here some pictures of our preparations for the free ride skiing slope in Voldertal. Soon there will be some fresh snow. We can’t wait to visit the spot again: But the next time we’ll be there on ski wearing warm winter gear.

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Adventure in Isolation

Total isolation, just an hour away from Innsbruck. It’s always a great feeling, standing on top of a mountain, seeing powder and can’t wait to enjoy it! Luckily I’ve taken the time to take a picture.

A good euipement makes fascinating moments possible. Only high quality and long life gear is like a companion in the mountains.

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APPARELTEST WITH TRICKY CONDITIONS

today i went for a fast test in one of my testing areas around innsbruck,  the goal was to have 3 colder hours turning into hot hours to feel the products working cold to warm during first tracking in deep fresh snow. reward after fighting powder is a good ride. reaching 1100 cet it was amazing to see avalanches going down left and right every minute including fresh powder becoming slush within moments. nature is a good teacher. michele


STORM @ 3500

today we tried a 3500 peak but it was too windy up to 80km/h wind as you can see on the pics. nevertheless a few good turns kept up the humor. more freeski – mountaineering than freeriding – this is the way the spring season is. michele