MAN MADE SNOW

November 23, 2013 | 9:12 am | 3 comments »
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My home resort Ounasvaara is located in city of Rovaniemi,Finland. For years I have been starting my season over there riding on articial snow pumps that are on the hill before its opening.  Some might call it weird but to me it has been one of the best ways to get back into riding. photo: Jani Karppa

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You have to use your imagination to be able to ride this snow because after it lands on the ground there is only a short amount of time when you can ride it soft. photo: Jani Karppa

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Dreamy looking pillow fields are usually hardback. photo: Jani Karppa

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While temperatures are jumping up and down there are days when snow gets soft as well. photo: Jani Karppa

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Shovel work is needed once in a while
photo: Jani Karppa

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Those are not clouds on the background. it is snow flying from the snow cannon photo: Jani Karppa

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Sometimes best days I get to ride my home resort actually happen before its opening. this inverted 540 happened one of those days. photo: Jani Karppa

 

 

 

3 comments »

  1. Any trick to keep your goggles on and clear with the supercooled water the snow cannons are blowing?

  2. Félix Ouellet-Cloutier says:

    Awesome pictures dude.

  3. Antti says:

    Hey Matti,

    I think you just need to have a good goggle wipe ready to clean that water out right after it hits the lenses.
    thats what I tried to do :) and sometimes actually manage to save my vision for a while before getting totally frozen from the cannon:)

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