Weekend with friends

This weekend has been a good one. Maria, one of my oldest and closest friends, came visiting and got to ski deep powder for the first time in her life. She loved it. On Friday Emelie, another good friend of mine, joined us and we had an intense weekend of skiing, hiking, talking and laughing.

Emelie enjoing the view.
Jon enjoying the fresh snow.
Maria doing some Nordica advertisement. Thanks for the support!
Emelie is in deep.
Emelie, Maria and I in the bottom of Galtiberg, the 2000 vertical meter run. A true favourite of mine.
Hiking in Wendelücke, a.k.a Mordor.

Emelie, Ann, Jon and Maria hiking back up to the lift on tired legs.
Smile for the camera Maria.
Emelie taking her last steps back onto the slope.

Now I’m trying to catch up with work before I go to Kitzbühel for a Peak event later this week.

Winter opening with a summer feeling

This weekend the glacier in Engelberg opened up for the winter season and of course I took my skis out for a few runs. The weather was warm and sunny but the snow was surprisingly cold and we even got some powder turns just next to the piste.
The funny thing about October in the Alps is that one moment you’re up skiing on cold snow at 3000 meter over sea level. The next you’re biking, climbing, or hiking in summer weather down in the valley. Or you can just go for a walk wearing t-shirt which is exactly what I did.
Walked past this cute little orchestra playing typically Swiss music on a parking lot.

My Saturday was rounded off with the fifth consecutive crayfish party at Ski Lodge, however all pictures from that event are considered classified material.