The last day of our 2012 ski vacation has ended. From left Finn is holding his new ski, which made him a better skier due to a better fit and grib. Next the daughters Mathilde and Amalie, who both made strong progress in becoming better at skiing and snowboarding. Then we have Lissen - Finn's wife - who also got a new pair of ski. As it turns out the cost of a good pair of ski has come down considerably and hence the ROI compared to renting is 2-3 seasons / trips.
My wife Vivi is very happy for her new very yellow skijacket, which - in her own opinion - made her a better skier. My son Christian had a fantastic week and really learned to master a snowboard. On the last day he went downhill with me on a black slope. Christian is holding my new set of ski - HEAD i.Speed Supershape - requiring "excellent skiing technique". Even though I've been skiing for over 20 years and think I'm a fairly good skier, this was a wakeup call for me. Suddenly it wasn't me controlling the skis but the skis controlling me. Alone the weight is twice my old skis and the ability to cut through ice and deep snow is marvelous.
Capture with an iPhone4S - Straight Out Of Camera - no postprocessing.