Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Happy Man

A Happy Man nilsson
Skiers are always happy, and Christer Nilsson was no exception. He was skiing back and forth over the frozen Lower Lake at the Rudan nature reserve in Handen when I spotted him earlier today. Everything was perfect today he told me. No wind, 0C and a clear blue sky and just enough snow on the ice. He preferred to ski on the frozen lake as that made it possible for him to use the skate technique, something you can't do on the ski track here. Christer is a former ski coach/trainer/teacher. He has worked at the Mora skidgymnasium, (Upper Secondary School), and also at the Dalarna University. Before that he was a good athlete. He once won the national title in Ski-orienteering in junior athletics.

6 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Good portrait and a nice selfie too, Stefan

William Kendall said...

It's great exercise!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Still very fit man !

Jack said...

Nice to see portraits again. It has been a while.

Lasse Jansson said...

Ett bra porträtt och som redan påpekats också en schysst selfie! Utan att kunna skate-tekniken (eller diagonalåkning) fattar jag att det måste vara suveränt att ta skär över isen istället för att köra sönder de preparerade spåren inne på land. Givetvis sprider sig ett leende i ansiktet när förhållandena är så bra som på bilderna. :-)

Sharon Anck said...

He's getting some good exercise.