While there are definitely times when you just want to rip some solo laps, snowsports are generally best enjoyed with friends. Ståle Sandbech agrees, as shown in his recent video. Not only does he bring some friends along, he even manages to make some in the terrain park, a notoriously unfriendly place, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Maybe it's different in NZ, or maybe being an Olympic medalist makes people more willing to be your friend. At least he didn't get called a "kooky little nerd" like I did the last time I tried to make friends in the park at Whiteface.
One of his new friends is a pretty sick snow-scooterer, which is kind of like a scooter with two little snowboards on the bottom. The fact that no one is bullying the scooter-kid is further evidence that Kiwis are a lot nicer than Americans—or maybe I'm just really easy to bully. Anyone want to be friends?