Even if Covergirl Magazine ditched their slogan “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Covergirl” for “I Am What I Make Up” we think it’s in order to pick it up. Oskar Enander with Johan Jonsson in front just landed their 6th? Cover together and Oskar is on his 10th? this season. Whatever anyone says about that slogan we think “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Coverboys” is in order for this achievement. At least now that the storm finally settled and Engelberg finds itself in the light breeze of glory.
Last week was a mess of unprecedented dimensions. Storms during the night throughout the weekend (and some during the day) made it hard to be positive about outdoor activities. It was interesting to go skiing, and then mostly on the piste. On the off-piste, it was as hard and it made no difference being on or off it. If you were a bit lucky and persistent you could find some snow pockets… but then we are talking about very persistent.
Today Henrik Windstedt, Chad Sayers, and Oskar Enander are out and about on the mountain to collect covers and Johan Jonsson is fighting a man-flu that has been going around. Luckily for Johan, he did such a good job with Oskar last year that he doesn’t need to feel the least amount of stress. The 8th or 9th (really hard to keep count at the moment) ski magazine cover by mentioned men just got grabbed and they can rest, knowing they have done enough last winter and should let someone else land at least one cover this year. Or not. Check out the coverboys’ Instagram feeds during the next days to keep well updated on the conditions. (Scroll down to see some of the covers and Tobias Granath having a fun day yesterday)
In the house, we are looking forward to the next week and can also rest assured that we are going to keep the top position in the Alps with a base layer of astonishing 511 cm and can probably, knock on wood, ski good conditions until the end of May, maybe June…
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Snow depth Mountain (Slope, 3.020m): 511 cm
Snow depth Location (1.050m): 15 cm
Snow condition: Powder, partially wet
Latest snowfall: Yesterday, 09.01.18
Avalanche alert level: Moderate
At elevated altitudes avalanche prone snow drift accumulations have formed. These are rather small. They are to be found in particular adjacent to the ridge line. At elevated altitudes avalanche prone locations are more prevalent and the danger is greater. Careful route selection is recommended.
More full-depth avalanches are possible. This applies in all aspects below approximately 2400 m. Caution is to be exercised in areas with glide cracks.
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