Spring is always a good time at Snowpark LAAX – the sun's out, the snow is soft and slushy, and the NoName Café is crawling with hot babes and cold beers. Aside from the swell weather and party shenanigans, there's also great setups on all of the parks around Crap Sogn Gion. In this episode, long-time local James Niederberger takes us for some laps through the Ils Plauns wave park, spinning and slashing the surfy features. Joel Staub, Michael Schärer, and Martin Lässer give us the rundown on Curnius, and finally, rail aficionados Yannick Messmer and Lou Staub gracefully destroy the rails on P60.
Travis Rice might be one of the greatest snowboarders of all time. This video of him riding a spine line shows the grace and composure that he brings to the mountains. Rice effortlessly floats from pillow to spine. I'm pumped to continue drooling over his riding for years to come.
A few years ago, splitboarder Rafael Pease decided to embark on an adventure unlike any he had thought of before. He decided to travel the world with his board, exploring faraway cultures and learning how they lived with and connected to the mountain environments around them. This has brought him and his crew to places ranging from the Andes, the Yukon, Japan, and now the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. In the newest Connections Movement short, Pease spent 10 days amassing 48,700 vertical feet and
This past winter, snowboarders Austin Smith, Bryan Fox, Griffin Siebert, and Knut Eliassen went to McCall, Idaho, to hunt for some pillow lines and deep pow in the trees. They found exactly what they were looking for, sending lap after lap down huge boulder fields covered in feet of blower pow, and tricking natural features in the trees. Along the way, they took a dip in the Burgdorf hot springs, at a super-remote old mining town deep in the mountains.