Seppuccu op 5 December 2019 · 13:01
Hi everybody! I'm Mikael, a 45 year old snowboarder from Lund in the Deep South of Sweden. Yeah I know, I live in the wrong place...
I started riding quite late, at the age of 37. I unfortunately also went to Japan quite early in my snowboarding career and got ruined for life - now I constantly yearn for powder, and I think the amount of snow we get in Sweden is a bad joke. I also really like tree riding and prefer riding off piste in general, as I see other people on the piste as the number one health hazard (I've had a number of close calls where I've could have gotten killed, and also accidents where I got slammed by skiers out of control). Off piste it's between me, the snow, the trees, and the rocks.
I should also add that I don't sit down when I strap in and I never sit in blind spots. In fact, I see sitting down as a failure. 😃
As you can see I'm still just a "Tourist", but hopefully that will change soon. I've had the intention of joining UCPA for a week of "tout neige" for a number of seasons to get myself educated, but for different reasons (skill level, becoming a parent, money) it has never materialised. Instead, I'm hoping to be able to join my first avalanche class in Sweden this winter.