Waking up! - Arlberg with Spurbar

First some words about the overall situation of this blog:

I think I can say that I haven't been very productive on this blog the last year or so. It's not like I didn't have anything to write about or any photos to put online. I have the feeling that facebook kills blogs and websites. It's just so easy to post a pic or two there and add a line to it. But at the same time facebook also kills the quality of photographs and the quality of trip reports.

A couple days ago I decided to change the glanzbrothers facebook page to my personal one, simply because I had used it as a personal one and to get back to this blog with glanzbrothers content again. It think that's just the right thing to do. Me and my brother thought about starting an athlete or business site on facebook to promote our content, but we quickly realized that we didn't need another facebook page. We remembered that we had a blog where we could share our stories, photos and videos.

So, here we are... time to wake up this blog!

Last week I was asked by my cousin Basti if I could help filming for his ski movie. He had torn some ligaments in his ankle a couple days earlier and couldn't go to Arlberg to join the rest of the team filming the last parts of the movie.

After some negotiating at work and getting creative with family problems (babysitter - thanks Reiner!) I was able to join the movie shoot for a couple days and help out a bit. For me it was the first time working at a real movie shoot and I had a blast. Good fun with a great crew! Thanks to Basti for the opportunity and thanks to everybody else for the experience.

Anyway, apart from helping with filming, recording sounds and moving heavy equipment around the mountains I was able to take some pictures and also get some nice late winter pow lines.

Enough writing - here are the pictures:

The boys checking out some gnarly lines on the east side of Rüfikopf

The snow was shitty the first day, so we were just looking for possible lines for the next days

Benni enjoying some "pow" at Trittkopf

Dani doing the same
After getting a overview of the ski area the first day and discussing options for the next day it actually started snowing and didn't stop until the next day's evening. We decided to take out the red and do some slow motion stuff.

Some lift action to cut in between the epic rides ;)

After hours of shitty weather and the camera failing to turn on because of the wetness or oldness, we decided to call it a day and wait for better weather the next day.

Timelapse time! It's save to say, the weather couldn't have been better the next days. 

Another sunny day begins with the busride to Trittkopfbahn. We had seen the upper part of the Trittkopf from far away the day before. It looked like there were no tracks on the northern-eastern slopes. 

And we had seen right - Dani enjoying the pow. It wasn't the deepest shit, but it was still nice to ride.

Benni doing the same

Lukas shortly before eating shit

Lukas eating shit

Another nice untracked slope

As much as I love shooting manual lenses on my A7 - sometimes I want to throw my 135mm in the trash... I know, it's my own fault, but that damn thing is so hard to focus. This would be one of my favorite photos from the trip, but it's simply out of focus. Damn it!

We went on to film a steep little chute and after that it was time to hit the road and drive back home. Looks like next weekend will be a last time in the snow this year... Then it's time to put away skies and snowboards an hit the creeks!