Alaska day 1-3

Haines, Alaska. It’s one of those places on earth I always wanted to ski and when Sandra asked me if I wanted to join her and Lorraine for a film trip there I just couldn’t say no. Thursday last week, after some intense days of planning, we flew out of Munich and three flights, one night in White Horse, and a five hour drive through Canada later we arrived in Haines.The trip went well despite that the huge pickup truck we rented in White Horse broke down when we got to the helibase. Luckily we could solve it by getting a new truck from White Horse.

Now we’ve been here for three days but so far we haven’t gotten to ski. It’s all about being patient here, waiting for the good conditions. Now it looks like we’re getting some new snow in the upcoming days so we might have some more downdays coming up but then we could hopefully get some really productive days. Skärmavbild 2013-04-08 kl. 12.43.00 Haines is located in the south east of Alaska close to the Canadian boarder. The heli base and the place we’re staying at, is about 30 miles from there.

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We got a glimpse of the mountains we’re skiing and wow, they are just as impressive, beautiful and intimidating as expected.
IMG_0836 Sandra relaxing in the sun while being on aggressive standby, an expression I learned the meaning of yesterday.

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IMG_0838 Met this hillbilly yesterday and I just had to take a photo.