Snowbombing Road Trip 20th Anniversary Edition

It’s that time of the year and the circus rolls back in to town. Yes that’s right, snowbombing is back and this is their 20th year! So we headed in to the town to see the road trip come in, heralding the start of a week of craziness, fun and frivolity!  

#snowbombing #roadtrip #mayrhofen #borninthe90s #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Ski Race Day

As the winter draws to a close I can finally get some time to post some shots from the slopes.  

The other week I was contacted to shoot a ski race for a group from the UK in what was for most of them their first ever ski race. I was impressed with how well they all did as I was forced to think back to when I was a beginner (yes, it was that long ago!) and how it was those first few days on skis, such a strange feeling. 

They were a fun group and it was a pleasure to photograph them and give them some mementos of their holiday.

#skirace #mayrhofen #penken #somuessenbergsein #schischule3000

Monochrom Oktober 2018

Oops, forgot to post this and just found it lurking in the depths of the Blog.

Anyway please enjoy what was monochrom Oktober in 2018

#monochrom #blackandwhite

The Mayor's Birthday

On Saturday was the celebration of one of our neighbours, Monika, 50th birthday and we were cordially invited to come along to help celebrate. Of course I sneaked a camera along to snap a couple of shots seeing as she is the Mayor and all. In attendance was everyone from the political spectrum of the Zillertal and the Governor of Tirol, so just an informal gathering then!

#bürgermeisterin #monikawechselberger #landeshauptman #güntherplatter #big50 #zillertal

Test Track

Thursday had come round and as it is high season, I decided not to have an afternoon off skiing, but instead I chose to hike up to an old favourite place of mine, the Wiesenhof. It lies halfway up the Ahorn mountain on the Abfaht itself but the road to it is always covered in snow (well nearly always!).

It takes about an hour to hike up there and then about 10 minutes to Rodel down. For those of you who dont know what a Rodel is, it is a traditional Austrian toboggan. It is the best sport in the winter especially when you go with a group of people and have a couple of drinks at the top. It then turns into ‘Wacky Races’.

A quick disclaimer is that this road is not an official Rodelbahn and still only a road so it is not lit, controlled, or closed off to cars, so if you are in the valley I would recommend going to somewhere like the one at Gerlosstein

#rodeljedi #wiesenhof #wackyraces #itsahardlifeinthemountains

A winter walk in the woods

During the recent massive snowfall the boys and I decided to go for a walk in the woods and had a bit of a play in the snow

#winterwonderland #mayrhofen #snowandfun

A New Year & A New Look

Just Before Christmas I had the fortune of photographing the newly renovated Stieralm on the Penken Mountain, Mayrhofen. The restaurant is under new management and is a vast improvement on what was there previously. The original structure is still the same but with a lot of time, effort and passion Max, and his father, Walter have breathed a new life into an old landmark. if your in Mayrhofen this winter I recommend dropping by for a bite to eat and a schnapps or 2!

#stieralm #penken #somuessenbergsein #lovemayrhofen #lovetirol

A Batman Birthday

Earlier this month It was my youngest sons birthday so we had a little Batman Party.