Anatomy of an urban trip It all started as an idea on a late October evening. There were three of us sat outside a closed bar in Annecy, all drinking mini bottles of Kronenburg 1664 that we’d raided from my hotel minibar after realising that closing time had long since past. Swedish skier Niklas Eriksson was selling the idea of Sweden as an urban skiing destination to both myself and Level 1 Productions filmer, Kyle Decker. The idea was a simple one: arrange to meet up in Stockholm and venture North during November, a month that would surely bring us the first sign of snow for the season. Little did we know that winter had different plans that year and that in order to find snow we’d have to travel north – much further north than we anticipated as we motored 1300kms up the country to the Arctic Circle and beyond. As is the case with any ski trip there are many more images that get left behind than make the cut. This gallery attempts to piece together some of the sights we witnessed during the weeks of darkness up in the north. Snow was not in abundance, the lack of terrain options was extremely limiting but it turned out to be one hell of a memorable trip.