Like every year, the international snowboard circus took off to the US following the ISPO in February: first of all, because there are alot of American contests and events and second of all, because it really dumps there in March and April…
For the Völkl Team that’s reason enough to fly across the “big pond” and to hope for better conditions there than the weather gods haveblessed us with in Europe this year. Instead of sending the all riders on their own, it was decided they should go on a five weektrip together – on the lookout for the best parks, steepest powder lines, and longest rails.
In order to stay as flexible as possible, we decided to rent a “snailhouse” (anyone who’s ever tried steering a 30 ft./10m long motorhomeunderstands this expression).
So that’s how it came to be that the greater part of theInternational Team finds itself on a road trip across America. Forall those who don’t have the time or money to follow them themselves,we’ve set up a homepage where we can be “followed” step by step.
Cameraman Chriscam Halasz is responsible for the pictures. Thestories are by team riders Alex Schmaltz (Germany), Chris Kröll(Austria), Peter Molin (Norway), Ricky Bower (USA), Michi Weinländer(Austria), Kim Stacey (USA), Jens Anselstetter (Germany), NandoPlötzeneder (Austria), Magnus Sterner (Sweden), and Rudi Kröll(Austria). Big Shoutout to Fred Sterner, who broke his arm and can’tjoin the team.
Driving, troubleshooting, and team coaching by Leonhard “Poidl” Gruber.