October 14, 2009
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I poached the above pic off the Lech-Zurs website, it’s from this afternoon. So, maybe it’s not epic, mid winter conditions, but I’m sure some of the other areas with glaciers should have the goods. I’m over here testing some new skis and working with the guys at Kastle, the brand sewn into the fabric of the Arlberg. For those of you who don’t know the about the Arlberg, it’s one of the places that modern skiing was born. I’m not talking about the fat ski revolution either. I’m talking born as in when people started using skis for recreational purposes, not just transportation, at the turn of the 20th century. If you want to go to a place where people truly breathe skiing, go to the Arlberg, it’s amazing.
For once, it appears, I have brought the snow somewhere. I’m the guy that usually shows up to, “oh, man, you should have been here this morning/yesterday/last week, it was really good then.” But alas, the day I touched down in Austria winter struck and dumped over a meter of snow in parts of the country. And guess who’s here to shred it? As much as I’ll miss shredding the ribbon of death at A-Basin and Loveland, I think I’ll stick with the real stuff.