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Impressions From the MDV Transalp

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Mid March: Italy, Switzerland, Austria, sunshine AND great powder snow - sounds impossible? Think again, as that’s exactly what we experienced on the Marker Dalbello Völkl Transalp tour!

Almost at the summit

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The kit for the TransAlp

Last Monday was a travel day. Last Tuesday was a powder day. Life is good, right until when it is not good anymore.

A long slog up

The TransAlp sounded like an Event that was made for me: A traverse of three countries on ski, from Livigno in Italy to the Kleinwalsertal in Austria via Switzerland. It’s exactly the kind of trips I enjoy and look for, so the invitation to the adventure from Marker, Dalbello and Völkl was after a bit of pondering and some questions quickly decided upon.

Michi enjoying the POW

What I couldn’t be aware of was that a flu I had decided to trouble me up at almost 3.000 m up in the Alps, and slow me down quite a bit in comparison with my more skilled tour partners.

Talabfahrt Bliss

The full story will follow before the season ends, if you can’t wait you should head over to Instagram and read between the lines on how the trip went.


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