The winners of the ALL EYES ON ME snow rookie project 2011 just returned from their road trip across some of the most beautiful spots across the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Here is a little round up of what the crew experienced the last 10 days on the road.
Down day boot camp – NOT!
Starting off in Saas Fee we something very rare. It has been almost 20 year that the Saas Fee Glacier had been closed for three days in a row. But still there was one perfect day to be scored up on the stunning surroundings of the mighty Allalin Glacier.
Look closely and you know why we weren’t up top on this gorgeous day…
Saas Fee – warm up day
Gotta love this – Andreas gapping
Next stop, Laax – Freestyle Academy. We left Saas Fee late afternoon having stoked faces after finally having a full day on snow. Even though we arrived late in Laax it was kind of a brightening moment for us when we saw this extravagant training facility for the first time. It is full of everything you wish for as a person who’s heart is beating for board sport. Also we finally met Alex Tank and had a real good evening at the academy. But see for yourself.
This is just one fun part of the Freestyle Academy!
Thomas getting the feel of new spins…
Our coach and Arnette ambassador Cedric shredding the academy’s bowl – as most of the days
After spending a (sunny) day inside trying and learnings new tricks into the foam pit, on the trampoline and in the fantastic indoor bowl of the Freestyle Academy Thomas, Louis, Gregor, Marius and Andreas hit the road with us once more – destination Kaunertal Glacier.
From left to (somewhere on the) right: Felix Urbauer getting the follow cam in the right spot and Alex Tank flipping into the fluffy landing
First day up top of the Kaunertal Glacier was pretty, let’s say white. But still we managed to have a cool session with the first freshly built features of the park. And foggy conditions can sometimes be an asset when it comes to artsy pictures.
The crew - Louis Labertrande, Marius Bakken, Andreas Grong, Thomas Kigle, Gregor Betschon
What a view…
As you can see above, the last two days of the trip were just perfect. Perfect park and sun all day – what more can you ask for!? Yes, for a proof in terms of moving images. Only so much for now: it’s in the making! We’ll bring it on as soon as it’s done. But you can already look forward to seeing it.
In the meantime check out the previous reports: