Last month Rosina Friedel and a few pals took to the slopes to find some socially distant slopes.
Corona time means everything is different. So is the Saga Team Shooting. A flight from Austria to America poses hurdles we couldn't even imagine a few years ago. So I make my own little team day with some friends in the Austrian ski resorts Axamer Lizum and Elferbahnen Stubai
Like everywhere else at the moment, the covid cloud hangs over Austria which is sometimes very gloomy and then almost disappears again. It is an up and down. Like our winter season. Starting with the big covid scandal in Ischgl to the current mutation. Tyrol is in focus in Europe and the ski resorts are in the spotlight.
[Axamer Lizum's summit cross. Crosses can be found everywhere in the alps.]
The season started with a short glacier season in October, with the closing of the resorts in November, with great ski touring adventures in lockdown and with a wonderful gift at Christmas. Now we wear FFP2 masks, always carry a negative corona test with us and enjoy every turn in the beautiful snow. We are all very happy that we can go skiing at all and have this amazing opportunity right now. Our Friends in Munich (Germany), two hours away, skiing is made difficult by the border crossing and closed resorts. But the virus makes us creative so also with the desire to go skiing - ski touring, urban skiing or building a jump- we cannot without. It is our world to escape from reality.
[Always some nice pillows to be found around the Tyrol ski areas]
Also, we can not complain about not too little powder. Especially in the eastern Tyrol it snows like crazy. The avalanche situation is trickier than ever but here and there gets even in the flat terrain face shots. I enjoy every day and just live in the now.