So i’m leaving Åre Sweden to go to Haines, Alaska for the second

time in my life. After being in Haines last year for three weeks and

experiencing the best skiing of my life I decided to return with a

better setup. This year i’m arriving earlier and i’m staying for 5

weeks. I bought a sick sled and have scraped together some money for

some helitime. I’m meeting up with photographer Oskar Enander,

Cinematographer Mark Smith and Skier Stephan Drake. They will be my

sled buddies and roommates for the next 5 weeks. My plan is to get alot

of good skiing and to get some of it on film and on photo before

leaving.

The trip over.

Leaving my two kids and girlfriend in Åre is always a hard thing and

is hardly something that I ever get used to. I started out at 6 a clock

in the morning leaving Åre/Östersund headig for Haines with 4 transfer

flights on the way. Landing in Juneau the capital of Alaska at 10 pm

after a 18 hours travel I got a motel just by the airport to get a few

hours of sleep before leaving to Haines thye next morning. I got up

early and got to the Juneau airport and boarded a small propeller

aircraft. The flight into Haines takes about 40 minutes and is probably

one of the most beutiful routes you can fly with a plane. White

yawdropping mountains sourrounding me left and righ and the ocean right

under me all the way to the little fishingtown of Haines. Oskar Enander

picked me up with a big smile and we went into town to fix some damaged

sleds before driving up to the backhouse of the Funny Farm Lodge where

we will stay fo the next five weeks. The vibes are definitelly good

arriving in Haines and im really amped and ready to get up on the

mountain as soon as possible. The snow looks amazing and the whather

looks realy stabile today. We will see what happends tomorrow. In

Haines you there is one thing you can be sure of, that is that you can

never be sure of the wheater.

Check out the update in a couple of days.

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