A week a go on Sunday I had some fun with Jouni and Kari in Gerlos. Top lifts at Zillertal Arena were closed so we had to drive there but it was worth it. Sun and a bit of new snow on top of grassy fields and rocks.
Woke up to sunshine in Zell am Ziller:
Early season so snow machines are running in Gerlos as well.
The top next to the lifts looks good so after a few warm up runs I went for a hike. The ridge:
View from the ridge to the back side of Gerlos ski area:
I opened the skin track from the lifts but don't know the name of this peak. View from the top:
Once I got to the top, I saw one person following my skin tracks and another tourer coming from the other side. I packed up the skins and quickly headed down to sign the open face:
Rest of the day we spent playing around the many untracked spots around the pistes. Kari posing:
Jouni in huck training:
And me as well:
Pow turns until the last ray of sunlight. Kari:
My new Sony NEX-6 shows how to do auto focus:
But we're all smiles like Jouni:
Maybe it's time to say that powder season 12/13 has started. Ciao!