Tag Archives: Innsbruck

  • Here☻eye yam

    What drives us to be skiers?

    To continually risk our health, for what reward?

    If you think it's money you're looking at the wrong sport.

    Powder days, new tricks, podiums, big lines and new spots, that's what keeps us going.

    We crash on couches, borrow money, stay in airports and return favours.

    And we often think we're the first generation to live this until we learn our freeski history.

    So, what do you look forward to?

    Sights like this help

     

    Or powder turns with the friends

     

    Finding places like this is key too

     

    And getting turns like this

     

    Seeing this out the window sooths my soul

     

    Especially when I know it means this is coming up

     

    Working for it makes you appreciate it more

     

    And enjoy the places you end up

     

    I guess home is where the heart is, or the snow

     

    But really, at the end of the day, sharing the love, with the crew. I guess you don't have to know someone so well to be friends with them if you ski together.
    All the good photos in this blog are by Tove Kockum, the rest are by me 
  • Neil's back to the Bruck!

    I recently got back to Innsbruck for the season and it's been a cool welcome, just the way I like it! I'll like the images do the talking, check them out below

    We had to fit 2 bikes, 2 ski bags and 2 other bags into a train, then a plane, then a bus but it turned out that fitting them and us into Lukas' car for the last 2km was the toughest part

     

    Good to be rolling around Innsbruck again. Photo by Pete Oswald

     

    And back on the mountains!

     

    Lucky to know locals like Lukas and their secret spots, he's even breaking the trail out for us. Photo by Pete Oswald

     

    Storm riding at Stubai glacier with the Whiteroom Productions crew!

     

    Body shot in the new suit once the weather cleared up

     

    Drop, grab and selfie, showing off the new threads. Stoked on the new gears, taking the Eagle Surftex jacket on a test flight

     

    Much more to come, this is only from the first few days skiing! We'll start filming for the El Flamingo webisodes and the next Whiteroom Production movie soon so stay tuned for updates of radness.

  • Ski modello

    So I got to shoot some pics of my favourite Surfanic Hunter Jacket with pro photographer Alex Schmidt just before I left Innsbruck last month, here's the results. Check out AlexSchmidt.de for more
    Ski jacket in a city
    Felt a bit more at home with a jacket on here

     

    Hard to keep a straight face

     

     

    Arty one to finish it off
  • Novembruck

    It's been an epic start to the season here in Innsbruck- I haven't skied a November in the Northern Hemisphere before and I didn't know it would be this good. The Austrian glaciers have been treating me really well, and I've been lucky enough to ski better-than-average conditions for this time of year. A big thanks to the Innsbruck crew, especially Fabi, Jochen, Julian and Lukas for giving me a place to stay and a ride to the mountains, as well as the rest of the crew for being so fun to shred with!

    For a start check this out, my FWT buddy Raphi Webhofer filmed me ranting about Komperdell poles and protectors while wearing my new Surfanic Hunter Jacket and Eaton Pant, I put an edit together and they put it on the front page of their website! I think they are the biggest pole company in the world so I'm stoked, check out the comedy edit- it includes unused helmet cam footage from the For a Few Lines More movie as well as super recent footage from the Innsbruck glaciers with me in the new Surfanic gears.

     

    Also check this out, I got another poster from Fischer this year! Thanks for the pic Klaus P, Downdays.eu bossman.

    I'm @neilwilliman on Instagram

     

    Here's another few of my favourite instagram pics that I've got since I've been here, already captioned on the right side:

     

     

     

     

    And check it out I got the cover image of the Planks team edit! Rocking out in my favourite Surfanic gears from last year- blue Blasted jacket and white Prime pants.

    Credit: Mathias Bergmann/Sweetshots, from the Fischer team shoot at Monashee Snowcats, BC

     

    Can you handle more content? This is another video promo that I filmed and edited to help promote the launch of Dr Zipe's new goggle the Headmaster. It's got some of my favourite pow shots from South America, along with my Fischer teamate Niki Salencon. This is the last of my South America content really, but my love affair with that place is going to continue.

     

    I'm here training for another week and then embarking on a trip that will take me Innsbruck-Stockholm-Christchurch-Vancouver-Revelstoke-Vancouver-Stockholm-Innsbruck before 2014 hits. On the way I will attend/organise the NZ Premier of 'For a Few Lines More' (check out the poster below), compete in the Freeride World Tour stop at Revelstoke, achieve frequent flier status and drive a car from Sweden back to Innsbruck with my beautiful girlfriend Tove. Gonna be a good one!

    Be there!

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