A week from today Mattias and I are headed off to this magical place. Due to the Shades of winter filming in Abisko we had to postpone our honey moon for a bit but now I'm really exited to go to a warm place, hang out and surf again. If anyone of you have been to the Maldives and have some recommendations for us, hit me!Photos from the Hudhuranfushi Surf Resort website.
I really got into organic skin care this past year. When you're trying to eat as much organic food as possible, why not also use skincare that is good to your body and the environment? I got a recommendation to test some Cicamed products randomly last fall and really liked the effect they had on my skin. In addition to a good sun screen I find that I really need to take care of my skin as I'm out in rough conditions with wind and cold temperatures so much in winter. Now I use Cicamed every day and this spring they sent me an extra batch of products which I'm very thankful for.
The cleanser and Collagen Boost Mask are my favorites, love the effect they both have on my skin. In addition to that I also started using olive oil for my face as I leaned from a knowledgeble friend that it has incredible effect on the skin. And I can only agree!
What does your skin care routine look like?
Photo Mattias Fredriksson
Today was fun! There was too much wind to go heli skiing so we ended up trying out dog mushing on the lake. So much fun but after a while we were freezing like crazy, the wind got pretty strong. The dogs were strong too, we had to fight hard to make them stand still while we were setting up the shots for filming. But after a while they calmed down and by the end they were actually pretty tired, mostly because of the slushy snow I think. Tomorrow we're hoping to get out flying again, fingers crossed!
Almost two weeks have passed since the most spectacular weekend of my life - our wedding. Here are some photos from the first day when the presigious team dual slalom went down at Jochpass with 96 (!) eager competitors. Photos are taken by mainly by Oskar Enander and Mattias. Thanks to everyone who made the race such a success, Engelberg Sport School in particular who arranged the whole event. And of course our sponsors that contributed with great prizes and the coolest wedding gift ever from Atomic (see photo of Mattias and I below and you'll understand what I mean).
I arrived in Abisko two days ago together with the Shades of winter crew to film the last segment for the upcoming film. The best part is Mattias tagged along as a photographer - so nice to have him here with me and the crew. The rest of the crew constitutes of skiers Sandra and Julia plus our filmers Mathias and Alex, photographer Mattias and our guides Stefan and Bernie.
Here are some of his shots from the first heli session last night. Such epic light and scenary up here.
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Sandra and the Shades of winter crew arrived a few days ago as we are filming a segment for the next movie here in Engelberg. I really enjoy being home and showing the crew around my back yard. It's been a little warm lately but we still found great snow higher up in the resort when ski touring. Below some screen shots taken by Alexander Rydén.
KategorierShades of winter
It's so nice to finally spend some time back home. To be honest I haven't spent more than five days in Engelberg since the middle of February. Mattias is at home too but now he's off to Sweden. As for myself I'm getting ready for a filming mission here next week, fingers crossed for some good conditions. Below - some pic from a hike we took the other day!
Alright. So the final stop of the Freeride World Tour went down in Verbier yesterday. I was really exited about riding and Evelina and I had made good plans for our runs together. In the morning the clouds were thicker than expected but we still started hiking up to the top at 8 am as planned, the hope was that the weather was going to improve throughout the day. The hike in itself is quite adventurous at the Bec de Rosses, it’s really steep, exposed and takes about an hour and fiftheen minutes. At the top we had to wait for an hour or so for better light. After a while the clouds parted a little bit and even if I can’t say the sun came out, at least we could see some contrasts. Before that everything was just white and to ride in those conditions are simply dangerous.
I got to practice some of the things that Cecilia thought me over the season and stayed calm, prepared and exited about skiing my line. I don’t think I’ve ever been more ready and dedicated when I finally got out of the start gate. I had to change my line a bit in the lower section since I missed my entrance to the bottom cliff I had planned to jump but I had a plan B and I skied just the way I wanted to. However, after my final jump I caught a lot of speed and unfortunately the bottom of the run was still frozen from the night and when I hit an old, rock hard, sluff debris I couldn’t keep it together and crashed.
If this would have been last year I would have been devastated. But as bummed and disappointed I was about the crash, this year I’ve learned that I can still be proud and happy about my run. Because I did actually reach my goal, to ski using my full potential. Ha! Never thought that would happen. Now I’m looking forward to coming home, it’s been a few months with A LOT of traveling. And, with our wedding coming up in less than three weeks I’m sure I’ll keep myself busy.
Last but not least I’d like to thank everyone that made this competition season special. My sponsors who always believe in me and supports whenever needed; Peak Performance, Red Bull, Atomic, Gopro, POC, Leki and Kombi, Evelina who’s the best roomie, yogi and team mate, Cecilia who held my hand and was always there to remind me of the important stuff, Andreas who made sure I was in shape to deal with a season of travels and long runs. And of course Mattias, my family and friends - without your support none of this would be possible <3Evelina and I Scoping our lines in the morning.My first air straight out of the start gate. Pretty steep terrain here!Nice snow in the middle section.My bottom air was nice but after this the snow got, well, not so nice.My imediate reaction after crossing the finish line. Noooooo.Evelina had a real nice run too but ended up in the same area as I going face first into it. Glad she's feeling ok!
KategorierFreeride World Tour
Årets viktigaste lopp går av stapeln om en dryg månad. Nu kan du vinna startplatser för dig och en vän till Wings For Life World Run i Kalmar den 8:e maj! Tillsammans med Stadium har jag fått chansen att tävla ut ut tio startplatser till #teamjointhemovement med hotellnatt samt uppladdning inför loppet (vinstvärde cirka 2500 SEK). Allt du behöver göra är att ladda upp en bild på Instagram, hashtagga #teamjointhemovement samt lägga till din kompis som du vill springa med och motivera kort varför ni ska vinna. Vinnarna utses av mig och meddelas på Instagram fredagen den 15:e april. Läs mer om loppet på: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com Kör hårt!
Over time, my take on health, food and exercise has evolved and today I can see a need for balance in a way I didn't before. Last week I got interviewed on the subject by Metro Mode and I came to reflect upon this. The way I see it, one needs to strive for balance in life, training and health. This meaning perfection can't be the main objective, then it's too easy to get obsessive - and forget to live. Wanna read more about this - here's the full interview.