This is what we’re used to do as big mountain skiers: in the North, to go in the North. It’s not by coincidence we go from time to time to Switzerland, not only to buy chocolate but to go skiing in the poudreuse.
Norway was on the project plan book for a long time (in the meantime we also went to the South, skiing down from Mt. Etna!), and finally we had a relaxing week. Mountains are not so big as we are used to but all the landscape is for sure unique and special. Lofoten and Vesteralen made a good playground for the five of us. Next time we’ll go explore the Lyngen Alps, again in Norway and “In the North”, off course. How to go there? It’s easy, plan your next trip here.
In the North from Michele Marzan on Vimeo.
We were all committed to go to Japan, we heard about some stories where a special powder is… so light and deep and so friendly. That’s true, Japan is magic! People, food, mountain guides and the bed where you sleep in the night is something you’ll never give up after one go-go skiing day. Follow me, in “the one more run”* (*the one more run is the last run of the day, but never call it the last one… call it the one more run)
The one more run from Michele Marzan on Vimeo.
3Vallees are usually crouded, but if you move your skis on the other side it’s just you and free spaces. Col de Gébroulaz and Col du Borgne around Aiguille de Peclet.
IT’s a great season of powder… 2013 is really generous. Skis go well and legs are fine! Here we are close to Bardonecchia, Italy.
Powdering in Jaffreau from Michele Marzan on Vimeo.
People, people, people… humanity. These are the great memories, after 13 years, above all the mountains we enjoined in 2000 while we made the famous “Baltoro trekking”, in Pakistan. Trango Towers, Gasherbrum, Broad Peak, K2, Chogolisa and finally up to the Gondogoro La (5.943m). After there, Hushe: a village where everything is so quite and intimate. I promised, I’ll come back.
Pakistan – Hushe from Michele Marzan on Vimeo.
Brrrrr…. Few words to say in case you’re in Berlin and the temperature is frozing, but always a great city!
We’re coming here from a long time, we’re coming home even if we’re strangers. Is it because of the ladin language or because everything is so calm and out of the ordinary routes? Just go at the end of the valley where the natural Fanes, Sennes, Braies Park shows you the answers.
Fast downhill runs in the Ladin valleys, it’s the long SellaRonda. The track is really amazing and it connects the main resorts of the four valleys which are Corvara, Arabba, Canazei and Selva. Everytime you start a SellaRonda it can be a friendly competition beating your best time, or a wonderful journey. Great snow, great food!
The first time you meet them, from the north face, you think it’s quite a dilemma the way go up from that side. As by the fact, the first ascent to the Cima Grande took 3 days… but only 4 years later Comici run up in 3h45′. A speedy man, an exploit, a magic line. The easy walk around is good for kids and dogs, maybe singing “mamma mia che bello” all the time.