This was shot in Roldal, the ski area in Norway that gets the most snow every year. It’s also a place with really unstable weather, but if you’re lucky it can be pretty good. On this trip, there were two riders plus me as the photographer. Most of the hotels were booked up, so we ended up in a small summer cabin with no insulation. It was located close to a Viking graveyard — cold and spooky, perfect for creepy stories. Martin — the athlete in the photo — didn’t like the stories too much, because he believes in ghosts.
We found a good spot on the mountain for a nice step-up, which we ended up building for two days. At the end of day two, as the sun was setting, Martin walked along the ridge of the landing while we were still down at the jump. All of a sudden, it got really windy, and a lot of snow started blowing around Martin. As the sun got low, Martin created a shadow in the snow that was lit up by the sun. It was like this for about two minutes before the wind just stopped again. It was beautiful to watch, and kind of made Martin’s belief in ghosts something to think about.