Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tryvann

Yesterday I went up to check out Tryvann, which is the best of the small ski hills in Oslo. It's nothing too special--about comparable to Summit Central at home--but it's definitely nice to have just above the city (you can take the Tbane up there.)

It's been snowing the last couple of days and so conditions were pretty good. Went with two friends on telemark and we ripped down the slopes and later practiced our 'mad 1080 backflips' in the park.

I have access to two season passes to the place through my job, so I think I will be dragging friends up there quite often this winter. Gotta love free skiing.

5 comments:

Little Yeti said...

Were you on telemark?

SCANDAVID said...

not this time. but i'm getting pretty good on tele from borrowing my friend's skis.

Scott Pendleton said...

Have you been convinced that dropped your knee is a superior way to turn?

SCANDAVID said...

free the heel free the mind, my friend.

...no, i haven't converted or anything. i do think it is really fun though, and can look downright sexy if done nicely. it's also something to make skiing a bit more interesting on some of the smaller hills around here.

Scott Pendleton said...

Yeah, that's my thought. It looks nifty and makes otherwise boring slopes fun again. But if I'm going to tackle a steep couloir, I want my heel locked down for sure.