12/10/2009 | by Anna Langer
Rainy days, sick powder shredding and 3 days of journey to reach the Pirates world premiere
By Elias Elhardt
Here’s a little report about my past two weeks in Argentina.
When I arrived in Bariloche (Argentina) it was raining up to the top and it didn’t really stop for almost a week. The picture below shows my most common action in these days: Laying on my bed, listening to music, watching the rain falling and from time to time birtd passing. And of course….party at night! I was pretty chilled out even though we couldn’t do what we came here for.
By the time it got colder, raindrops turned into snowflakes and just a bit later blue bird days came up. Time to shred! Coming up the mountain, the view was simply amazing! Everywhere you looked you could see the big, white mountains, the deep blue lakes, which where all around and the green islands and forests. Although the snow wasn’t the best ever, we found some fun stuff to hit and had a super good fist day of shooting. I was pretty stoked on hitting some cliffs natural and to feel some powder under my board.
The next day the snow got already quiet crusty and it was hard to find good snow anywhere. So we ended up, spending a full day building a step up and another day for finding out, that the kicker wouldn’t work….hehe. Anyways, we the crew had a super good spirit and we had really good time hanging out together! The funny thing is that I wasn’t even pissed when we found out after the first try, that it wouldn’t work…We were rather just laughing about ourselves…
After another three days bad weather, a perfect day of blue sky and powder came up. That day was amazing. One of the best days on snow that I can remember….But that’s hard to say, because there were sooo many super happy days on the board in the past 10 years…. Anyways, that day was good as well! We arrived at the mountain early and found the lines we wanted to do completely untracked with fresh light powder on top. I started with a really fun powderline containing cliffs and windlips. After that I was super stoked to land the first natural fs 7 I ever tried on a big windlip. The day continued with some more powder turns and cliff jumps…It was really good. Here a shot I took from the video footage of that day. It shows a cab 7 from a cliff.
A day later my journey back home began. 22 hours bus from Bariloche to Buenos Aires, 7 houres waiting at the Airport at Buenos Aires, 15 hours flight to Madrid, one night in Madrid visiting my friend Willy, next day flight to Zürich, from there with the car straight to the Pirates World Premiere in Innsbruck, one shower before and the party was on…
The Pirates Premiere was super good. Most of my best friends came to party with me and even my family was there to see the movie. When I saw the movie I couldn’t believe I got the last part. I was so happy about it, especially because it was my fist time filming and I didn’t expect much, as I just got to film for one and a half month. I was just really lucky, I guess…