03 November 2009

World Cup alpine ski races in Soelden

The skiing season has begun. Like last year we went to Sölden to watch the GS races, women's on Saturday and men's on Sunday. There was more snow than last year and the surrounding mountains were also snowcapped. Skiing wasn't that fantastic because of the fresh snow not being compact yet, but the weather was great (well, a short overcast spell made for more dramatic photos :) and the atmosphere rocked.

Frosty Saturday morning.

More than frosty, actually. ;)

Along the women's GS course.

Fog was creeping all the way up around the peaks.

Fish-eye view of the course.

Sparkling.

Crevasses in the glacier.

Following the snow groomer.

The Rettenbach glacier with the course and finish arena.

In front of the press center, looking down towards the valley.

Fans in the finish arena.

The winner, Tanja Poutiainen, at the press center.

Tina Maze.

We had a gorgeous view from our apartment balcony - the whole valley and the village of Sölden was at our feet. As you can see, the larches weren't really yellow yet.

Alpenglow with a rising moon.

Beautiful blue skies on Sunday morning when the men's GS race started.

The finish arena from the top of the slope.

An interesting layer of clouds.

A viewing platform at the top of the Tiefenbach glacier. In a matter of minutes the sky was overcast.

Posing and taking photos.

Red rocks at the Tiefenbach glacier.

Hot-air balloons and the course.

The podium: Ted Ligety, Didier Cuche and Carlo Janka.

Ted Ligety at the press conference.

Many, many more photos here. :)
We had fun and hopefully we're returning in 2010!

5 comments:

Pika said...

Naredila si lušte za smučanje, za biti tam, sredi dogajanja, za Božička (ja, tisti svetlikajoči snegec; kot, da že vidim kovinski sijaj sani v njem)... čudovite razpoke v ledeniku... ah, kar nekaj od 117 mi jih je ful všeč. Kako jih sploh izbereš?!

Sašo said...

zaka pa je moj IP zablokiran na tvojem blogu ? ne morm slikic vidt :(

tole napiše:
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Ana said...

@Pika: ne vprašaj. Zame je najtežji del celotnega procesa selekcija. Fotkati ni problem, tudi fotke obdelati ne, ampak izbrati najboljše, to je pa težava, zaradi katere sem dostikrat v zaostanku z objavami. :)) Ampak bilo je pa res carsko: vreme, vzdušje, prizori ... samo smučanje je bilo malo švoh, ker je bil sneg svež in nesprijet. Vseeno sem vesela, da sem imela priložnost smučati že oktobra! ;)

@Sašo: ravno danes zvečer mi je brat upgradal galerijo na novejšo verzijo, zato je bila moja stran par ur nedosegljiva. Zdaj že dela. :)

Ana said...

Aja, Pika, kaj se je zgodilo s tvojim blogom? Zadnje dni sem ga parkrat hotela pogledati, pa mi napiše, da ne obstaja?

Pika said...

Ej, Ana; trenutno res ne obstaja. Odkrito ...sem ga zbrisala. A imam čas 90 dni, da si premislim. Ker pa sem izbrisala vse objave, ne vem... bi morala začeti od začetka. Ne vprašaj zakaj; bil je preveč oseben in sama sem bila zaradi njega preveč izpostavljena (bi morala reči ranljiva). Bomo videli... ga pa pogrešam. Tako pač je. Lep vikend