The ups and downs of contest life 2: Up – FWQ****Open Faces Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

DSC_0110[1]Innsbruck – Ibk – Only 5 hours from Vienna, always free couches somewhere and definitely a good base camp for winter life. Next day heading into Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, where the beautiful face awaits us:

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Facecheck has to be very precise with this beauty, as there are many no fall zones, especially as the snow layer is quite thin.

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The women were starting first this time, so no worries about bomb holes in the landing. I chose a line in the center of the face, with some drops, but in this case the line was more important for me. It was a long decision making process, I still had the crash of last week in mind. In the end Irian just helped me to make the right decision.

DSC_1521_small_with lineIt was joyful to ride powder again. 3rd Place…Yihaaa! Crazy party afterwards, which caused a pretty bad hangover.

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As usual the organisation of the whole event was great, we got a bbq on the day of facecheck and a meal in the public area on contest day. Now it sounds like it’s all about food, but they also did proper media work and were really nice. Cheers.

More photos:

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Cheering for the guys – our work is done.

It’s the first time I’m actually trying to write a entry from my mobile phone, I just don’t manage to link photos from other websites, more improvements of this post will follow.

like birds on wire wire

like birds on wire

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