Happy New Year 2008!

_MAL6437.jpg, originally uploaded by Michael A. Lowry.

I had a great time celebrating the arrival of 2008 with Stina and friends up in Kittelfjäll.

The snow wasn’t very good this time around, but we found what snow there was and made the best of it. And as always with Kittelfjäll, the best part was all the friendly people. Because it’s small and out-of-the-way, Kittelfjäll attracts a slightly more serious bunch of skiers. It’s a cozy and friendly atmosphere where people relax and make friends easily. A case in point: I met Stina in the hotel sauna at Kittelfjäll one year ago.

I made lots of new friends this time too. For example, I met two girls there named Elin & Åsa. It turns out that they climb at Karbin here in Stockholm and we have lots of friends in common. I also had fun getting to know Mister Kittelfjäll himself, Carl-Johan, or “C-J” as he‘s known to everyone. C-J is the quintessential lover of life: gregarious and charming.

I’m already looking forward to returning to Kittelfjäll in week seven!

I posted nearly 200 photos from the trip to a new photo set on Flickr. Take a look!

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