The winter arrived strong and heavy over the hole European Alps.

During 10 days it snowed in the middle of December almost without stop. From France over Austria to Eastern Europe.
In Arlberg it snowed around 3times more than in the neighboring regions of  Switzerland.
A pity: I had no time to go riding these days. Just time to take a foto – I couldn’t belive my eyes!

Around Chrismas I started the season finaly with a shorter riding brake than ever. After visiting NZ this European summer (see post earlier).
There were some very good powder days and trainig days for the upcoming competition winter.
The first comp is in La Clusaz France on the 12. January 2013. A 4*FWQ.

BTW: at the beginning of November was a great event to “get into the riding mood”: The Freeride Film Festival Innsbruck.
Friends from the Arlberg presented their two years movie projekt called “By Faire Means” by the Gnarlberg Steinbocks Crew.

Here the link to the 28min long, free and fantastic movie. Filmed and eddited by Elmar Strotmann. A piece of art between all the snow films of today! Because they tell their own personal story:

Riders:

– Christian Schnabel
– Bas Elhorst
– Irian Van Helfteren
– Juan Bergada
– and friends

http://www.skivideo.at/videos/by-fair-means-lost-tales-from-gnarlberg/

 

21.December 12: 3 times more snow than in the neighboring regions of Switzerland
21.December 12: 3 times more snow than in the neighboring regions of Switzerland

 

 

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