Innsbruck Austria, Ja Ganau!

Innsbruck, Austria is truly a tremendous place! For 3 Months from the end of January I skied and filmed there. I got some great skiing, discovered epic resorts and bc terrain, had some excellent filming opportunities, learnt some Deutsch and made really really good friends!!!

Below are a few videos and photographs to summarise the great time spent there…

My last run of the season at Pitztal Gletscher, what an epic place, wish we had skied here all season and not just the last day!

 

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The crew on the last day L-R: Lukas Zoegernitz, Neil Williman, Sebasti Fischer, Tove Kockum & Mariella Eisenhauer

 

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The view from the top of the last run hike of the Pitztal Valley, beautifully formed by glacier

 

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The only causality of the last day – my K2 Annex 108! My favourite ski I’ve ever shredded!!

 

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Many après after the last day skiing and my last day in Austria, left is Alex Hoffman, good friend and new qualifier for 2015 FWT, congrats!

 

I was lucky enough to get many days filming for Whiteroom Productions while based in Innsbruck. Here is the link to the trailer to their last movie: For A Few Lines More

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Me filming for the new movie in Engadin, Switzerland

 

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Boosting between shots in Kesch, Switzerland

 

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The Chamanna digl Kesch Hut at 2625 metres, an epic base for bc freeriding

 

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Getting the shot of Daniel Regensburger slaying it in the sunset at Kesch, Switerland

 

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Me in the Mountains with my filming kit at Kesch, Switzerland. Photo: Marco Tribelhorn

 

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South Tirol got masses of snow this season, This barn/house in Ridnauntal Valley, Italy had its whole ground floor buried!

 

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Filming the Whiteroom crew in the Ridnauntal Valley, South Tirol, Italy. This was an epic secret spot with dry pow to match! Crew: Joi Hoffman, Alex Hoffman, Michi Troja, and David Pitschmann

 

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Exquisite Italian pizza in Ridauntal Valley, South Tirol after an epic day filming, L-R: Joi Hoffman, Michi Troja, David Pitschmann & Alex Hoffman

 

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Shooting on the Sony FS700 for the Marmot annual team shoot in St Jakob, East Tirol, Austria

 

They even have good terrain parks in and around Innsbruck, I got a bit done but often on my big freeride skis, but no problem for the K2 Annex 108’s! Such an epic ski…

 

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Mid flat 3 on the K2 Annex 108’s in the Nordkette park, a short gondola ride from down town Innsbruck. Photo: Sophie Stevens

 

I finally got hold of a pair of K2 Recoils from the great guys at K2 Europe and got some big park stuff done…

 

 

But what really made such a great time in Austria was the people I shared it with…

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Soul shredding in Kaltenbach just down the road from Innsbruck with L-R: Jimmy Dennett, Lydia Tullsten, Sophie Stevens, Lukas Zoegernitz, Tom von Plattz, Axel Scherrer, Tove Kockum & myself

 

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The same crew enjoying some spring time weather in down town Innsbruck, this crew skied and partied together a lot!

 

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Tove’s treasure hunt birthday party up Nordkette, Innsbruck in the back ground

 

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On top of a burly peak that we skied at Stubai Glacier, L-R: Tom von Platts, Daniela Hochmuth, Patrick Gstrein and myself

 

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By looking at Tom von Platts in the photo you would not believe it wa his first day ski touring! I had some fantastic days with this man.

 

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Tom von Platts prepping himself for his re-entry back to London, UK

 

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Some great days spent skiing and filming with this fine Austrian chap, Jochen Measle. Here we are in St Jacob, East Tirol where we were snowed in for 4 days!

 

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Needless to say I had some great fun shredding with Neil Williman again, here he is after winning the Axams 3* FWQ comp

 

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Neil Williman & I shredding a chute on one of my first days skiing this year

 

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My brother Will Oswald even came out for a visit! His girlfriend, Alice broke both her legs on the trip, woops!

 

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Shredding at our usual resort, Axams. Photo: Will Oswald

 

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And of course many of the best days shared with Soph