Welcome to the Nordic Hooligans blog! This is the space where we will share all the good and the bad stuff that we experience in the making of this movie. We´re gonna post “making of” videos, pictures and feelings as often as possible during the winter and the all the way to the premiere next fall.
The idea of Tromsø Enduro was born around a year ago as I was hike-and-biking on my home mountain, Kvaløy. Catching my breath, I pulled out my lunch sandwiches out of my bag. Sweat was dropping down my forehead; it was a particularly warm fall day. I sat on a rock and marveled at the beauty of the fjord as the bright fall colors on the faces of the mountain created a superb contrast to the sea. I had seen this view so many times – it never grows old.
Summer came fast although there was more snow than in many years in the North. One weekend the temperatures went up and never really came down again. I switched snowboard pants and boots straight to boardshorts and flipflops and I was still home in the Arctic circle. The warmth felt good. The air between my toes felt even better. It was not long before I started to long for sea, salt and waves.
Writing and publishing a new freeskiing magazine has been in our minds for a long time. At the end of 2012, the thoughts and plans we had finally became something we could make into a magazine. We also felt that the time was finally right.
These days, there are many passionate freeskiers in Finland, and they are interested in well-written stories about travels, gear, and people that have to do with their freeskiing lifestyle. What’s even better is that in Finland, there are also those who are very motivated to start working on a brand new publication with a fresh new style, in world-class fashion.