Last week we decided to take a little trip up to our favourite shredspot – Vasilitsa. Winter hasn’t been very kind to the mountains here, and has really been more like an absent parent that just drops in to say hi in between business trips. It’s now the end of February and it hasn’t snowed since late January, and with high temperatures the hill is more reminiscent of May or June. Nonetheless we hiked up to the top to see what we could find. Shallow patches of snow here and there, and mostly just grass, all the way to the top. A far cry from the conditions here this time last year (Check out the post from last year). So after a good walk we strapped in and rode the tiny little patches we could find back down the hill.
The next day Spiro rolled up and we decided to try and build a little park. But there was really nowhere we could set up a jump and actually stick the landings. That’s when we noticed the old half pipe the mountain crew had shaped almost 16 years ago, and only used a handful of times. There was some wind-swept snow on the right side that looked sort of soft, so got the shovels out and started digging.
After finishing the line we stopped for a quick lunch break, and started shredding. Finally!
After sessioning our little half-half-pipe and stump-stall we packed our stuff and started the long walk back to the parking lot. It would take us almost 10 whole minutes to reach the cars. Exhausted and cramping up, we set sail for the nearest souvlaki shop to drown our confusion in tzatziki and meat.