Mammoth, California baby!

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Never thought I get to see Mammoth while I was an active skier. Well, guess I was wrong cause here we are, me and Christian Nummedal for the Salomon Jib Academy world finals!

Flew in from Trondheim last night with a small pitstop in London and L.A before Mammoth Lakes, and Mammoth Mountain. Hot and sunny, perfect springbreak!

When traveling for allmost 1,5 day straight with several flights, these little babies are a life-saver! No noise – pure relaxation!

 My travel-companion for the week Christian Nummedal, who won the norwegian Salomon Jib Academy. I know how stoked I am for this trip, and I can only imagine his expectations.

 Getting some warm sun in Los Angeles. Really needed after this crappy and rainy winter!

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The west coast of the United States. L.A it is.

 On our way to Mammoth.

 Deboarded the q400 in Mammoth Lakes. In the middle of nowhere lies this airport that must have been the tinyest of them all. Warm and sunny weather made me think I had ended up in Vegas in stead of somwhere close to a ski-hill. Hmm..

But what do we have here… The all so famous Mammoth Mountain, California.

Just had dinner with all the Salomon-athletes and all the winners from Salomon Jib Academy in other countries. Should be an awesome week on the opposite side of the pond.

Stay tuned for more Cali-action..

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Amazing days in Storlien

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Just got back online after a few hectic days to say the least. Long days and late nights with awesome people and good times. Finished 4th in Jacob Wester’s trickbag challenge after a bit windy and snowy day. Railjam with 7 tricks to the table, where of all tricks had to be different! Vincent Gagnier from Canada took the win with insane skiing, followed by Maximillian Smith and Simon Ericsson, both from Sweden. You can see all the action from the finals in this little video by Freeride.se
Tomorrow is the night of Jon Olsson Invitational, and it should be legendary. See you there!

The perfect day still excist!

After I got home from the Jib Academy-tour I had one day off to gain some energy to ski again. But when the forecast is like the picture above, skiing is not an option. Hello? As far as I know we are still in February? 


That is why me and Christer Mathisen jumped into the car early today to drive 3 hours into Sweden, and Funesdalen. They have the sickest park, and I even have a season-pass for the resort.

Stormy weather over the mountain-pass.

Wake-up calls at 0600 am doesn’t hurt when you get to go from rain and storm to this weather!

Me and Christer in the park.

Black park. Two good jumps and 3 rails of your choice. Quick laps and good shape. Why am I not here all winter?

Needless to say, the park was good.

We got to shoot some video today. Cork 5.

Christer cork 9 blunt.

Switch cork 5 tail.

To top things off, pizza on the menu.

Sometimes life can go from crap to awesome in three hours. That is what you get when you make quick decisions.

Time to chill out some more and do it all over tomorrow.

Coaching at home turf

Today I got to do something fun, coach skiers from my homeplace, at my home-resort, Storlien.

Stoked skiers in the storm. It was hard to do anything at all today, with the 10 m/s winds and snow, but noone can call all youths lazy! We were out all day kicking it!

Fun day, all in all. Drove back home after skiing, and I am now on my way to the airport. Bad weather has delayed all flights today, and it’s going to be a long night.

See you in Oslo! S.

Hungary – Norway – Sweden

Long day yesterday, again. Just crawled out of bed and had breakfast at Hotel Storlien at LeSki, in Storlien, Sweden. We had a mellow night in Budapest on Saturday night, as our flight was at 1150 this morning. Our flight was through Oslo before Trondheim. I got to spend two hours at home, repacking for the whole week before driving up to Storlien. I am here to coach skiers in the park, and have fun all day before leaving for Oslo in the night. Should be fun in the storm!

Norwegians flight 1551 from Budapest to Oslo

Oslo Airport Gardermoen. This is actually my work, except it’s at Trondheim Airport. Baggage, pushback, startup, and generally everything a plane needs to get going again. Fun to work with airplanes!

Gotta get going, skiing it is! Stoked!!

Ski every day, if only for a while!

I think that will be my new winter-motto! Everything is more than nothing, right? After yesterdays not so successful session in Meråker, I was hungry for a little skiing today. The only problem was that my alarm-clock was set at 0330 am to go to work, and that did not get me on a pair of skis. Or, so I thought.

When I clocked out from work at 1, I went straight home, grabbed my skis, packed my bag, and drove the way up to Storlien. I got a full hour with pow-skiing, doing butters and tailgrabs in the deep snow that has fallen last night and today. SO much fun! Cant’t wait to ski tomorrow!

Shred’n Breakfast shoot-out day

Hey you all! 

Today was one of the better days here in Breckenridge. Perfect weather, new snow in the slopes, perfect shaped jumps and rail-features. I ended up beeing the last guy leaving the park, which is rarely me. My feet never hold up for 6 hours straight up skiing, but today, skiing 10 am to 4 pm was not a problem !

We teamed up in two teams with one camera each, and got a few shots for the next Shred’n Breakfast episode. It was me and Øystein ”I-know-every-trick-in-the-fucking-world” Braathen, that hit the park until the bitter end. Stoked to hit the slopes again tomorrow.

And yeah, I finally learned how to do a underflip. SO fun!

Chair up to the slopes. So nice!

Breckenridge park-lane.

Quick lunch, where some of us was more interested in cleaning the camera- rather than eating food.

Beautiful day. This was the last run at 3.30 pm. Park closing-time.

Really looking foreward to skiing tomorrow!

Peace, Steffen.