There has been a lot happening in the ski & shred resort.
One of the most fun events of the season is the tree ride competition. Peoples skills are evaluated through speed and style. They compete in five series:
- Skiing – Male
- Skiing – Female
- Snowboarding – Male
- Snowboarding – Female
- Powsurf – Bindingless
and all happens in the off-piste of Svanstein.
During the tree ride event, I was there to capture the feelings of event and updating social media through pictures and stories. I started at the starting point, people were waiting for their turns and warming up. As about half of the racers had left the starting point I decided to snowboard down to capture the feelings down at the finish line: I had to do a tree ride myself.
When my co-workers asked why I wasn’t in the race myself I didn’t have a clear explanation. I had done those a lot lately, and I wasn’t too bad at it either. As I came down a different way and finally reached the finish line myself, the answer was clear: It took me at least five times more to come down the tree ride as it did for the racers. Plus, a punch of falls.
Still, despite my fallings and slow speed, I came down alive and in one piece and had fun. When taking a look at the pictures from the event weekend, it seems like other did too!