So yesterday we finished up our final day of action here in Engelberg! After all the snow we got last weekend it was weird to get up on the mountain to discover it was all gone. High winds and warm temps had pretty much obliterated the freshies and we were left with a spring-looking mountain landscape, not really allowing for any jumping, or even pow turns. Luckily for us we have all of that footage in the bag already, so we decided to go on a mellow skin tour from Jochpass up to the lower ridge of Graustock mountain, just west of the ski resort. Arriving at the top in the afternoon, we enjoyed some lunch and beverages in the sun before skiing the pow-turned-slush through some couloirs back down to Jochpass, and further down to the village. Nothing ultra technical or radical, just some relaxed spring skiing, in December!
Cameron following Daniel on the way up to the slushy south face.
Cameron stylin’ in the december sun.
Almost at the top. photo by Daniel Rönnbäck
photo by Daniel Rönnbäck
View off the back, looking down on the Jochpass lift station.
Lunch in the sun!
The way down. Steep and crusty!
Daniel and Cameron setting up the couloir shot.
Cameron about to drop into the chute with a 20 kilo backpack on. Props.
Daniel enjoying the spring snow at the bottom.
Geeking out. photo by Daniel Rönnbäck
The last stretch down to the groomers.
Being greeted by the view of Engelberg town on the way down. I am going to miss this mystical place.
Today we are packing up our bags, editing the rough mix of the episode, and taking care of our sore bodies. It’s been an amazing 3 weeks roadtripping through the alps and we are blown away by all the good skiing we’ve found. We will be back soon!
Off to Stockholm on friday morning, tomorrow we’ll be driving to Munich through Innsbruck where we will make a stop at the Armada office. Stay tuned.