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It's been a long summer, but for those competing in the Summer Rail Contest by Kevin Salonius at least some skiing has been the menu. Now, after three months of filming and a good cluster of entries, we're ready to announce the winners of this year's contest! Read more

 

Summer in Zermatt

Summer time for professional skiers usually means hard graft to put some money aside for the winter ahead... well at least that's how Cartel rider Kevin Salonius spends most of his summers. That is, unless he's in Zermatt, Switzerland, with his pals Sami and Will, having the time of his life and filming for the Glacier Days series. Read more

 

The Nomads Bus

Three years in the making, the Nomads Bus is a mobile hotel for the adventure crazy. The hard work of Belgians Val and Tim, this hostel on wheels will travel through Europe from one adventure to the next picking-up guests along the way. Amplid is proud to support the Nomads Bus with a demo fleet. Read more

 

Amplid is proud to host The Summer Rail Challenge 2016 by Kevin Salonius. Join-in with the second installment of this almost legendary backyard ski contest and you'll soon forget that summer without snow sucks. This year there are prizes from Amplid, Saga, Spy Optic, Tall-T-Productions and mSnow. Read more

 

View the latest video entry submissions to the Summer Rail Challenge 2016 by Kevin Salonius to see what you're up against! Read more

 

AK splitboard fanatic Ben Reynolds has been eyeing-up Pioneer Peak in AK’s Chugach range for years. This year, with the right snow conditions and the Milligram beneath his feet, the time was right for the Ambush rider to poach his dream line. Read more

 

Splitboarding is broadening the scope for snowboarders infinitely. The world's largest peaks are now fair game. Last month Amplid Ambush rider Alex Kuzmitsky lead a group of splitboarders up Mt Elbrus, Europe's largest peak. Read more

 

Flying Hiersche

Sebastian Hiersche is an up-and-coming ski talent from Austria's Salzburgerland region. Sebastian's skiing has been turbocharged this winter and he's progressed into an exciting skier capable of blending freestyle tricks with big-mountain riding. Here's his 15/16 POV edit. Read more

 

Luka Melloni battles young gun Carlitos Aguareles Loan on home turf in the first round of the much anticipated SLVSH Cup. Read more

 

While Europe basks in glorious spring weather, snowboarders in Alaska have been battening down the hatches as storm after storm rolls-in off the Pacific. Ambassador Ben Reynolds and a handful of friends have been making the most of the clear days to ride big lines. Read more

 

Each year the world's best park skiers compete against each other in a head-to-head S.K.A.T.E battle at the SLVSH Cup. The elmination style contest, held this year at the Sunset Park in Grand Valira, Andorra, demands a big bag of tricks and a creative mind so it's no surprise that Amplid's Luka Melloni received an invitation. Read more

 

Surrounded by the busy Ski Welt and Kitzbuhel, Kelchsau is a small village nestled in a beautiful tree-lined valley, which couldn't be further from the hoardes of Dutch ski tourists. Last week Ambush team rider Alex Proyer went on a tour with his Milligram to discover the area. Read more

 

This winter Kevin Salonius and Stephan Sutton bought themselves a winch and set themselves the task of finding and shooting new, un-discovered spots in Helsinki, a town that attracts more than its fair share of urban skiers and snowboarders. The mission is going to plan. Read more

 

Hosted by Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Mueller, the Laax Sudden Rush Banked Slalom is one of the highlight events of the European winter. Amplid's Peter Bauer went along to catch-up with friends, party and ride some banks and ended-up on the podium! Read more

 

In January Amplid's manufacturing partner, CAPiTA MFG, completed the construction of its incredible new factory, named the Mothership, in Kaernten, Austia. The facility is a true trailblazer in terms of sustainability and Amplid is very proud to be a part of it. Read more

 

On his rookie season, representing Amplid and riding the Freeride World Tour for the first time, Swedish big-mountain rider, Christoffer Granbom has already scored a podium. Despite thin cover and difficult snow conditions Christoffer took home 2nd place in Andorra. Read more

 

Think you know what marketing a ski and snowboard brand is all about? Haven't got a clue? Well in this episode of Inside Edge by the Ski Club of Great Britain, Peter and the team at Amplid give some insight into how a brand of Amplid's size markets itself. Read more

 

Huge congratulations to Amplid Cartel rider Noah Albaladejo who has just won Downdays' European Skier of the Year Award. Voted for by the public the awards caps off a perfect year for the young Andorran. Read more

 

Amplid X Movember

Amplid is very proud to release a collaboration ski and snowboard with men's health charity the Movember Foundation. The limited edition products, based on the Creamer snowboard and Multiplayer ski, will increase awareness of men's health problems, such as testicular and prostate cancer, and raise funds for the charity to continue its work. Get yours while they're still available! Read more

 

It's that time of year again when European Ski Publication Downdays gathers the public's votes to determine its "Skier of the Year". This year Cartel riders Julien Lange and Noah Albaladejo have been nominated and they need your vote! Read more

 

Ever wondered what snowboard equipment was like 25 years ago? Peter Bauer climbs in the ARC's time machine and heads back to 1990, when the boards were stiff, the boots were hard and the clothing was much like an acid trip... but more colourful. Read more

 

Goods Landing Daily

It's that time of year when the new season's skis and snowboards start arriving in the warehouse and our team is busy repacking the goods to ship to our retailers. So click on our "Shop Finder", locate your nearest Amplid dealer and make a date to check-out the new gear. Read more

 

After almost three months of filming since the challenge was set and a whole week of watching and re-watching the various video submissions, Kevin Salonius is ready to reveal the winners of the Summer Rail Challenge 2015. Click through to see the results. Read more

 

News in from Cartel rider Kevin Salonius who has been busy gathering more goodies for the winners of his contest, the Summer Rail Challenge. The latest brand to join the party is mSnow, manufacturer of artificial snow matting for backyard set-ups. They've been very generous with their contribution! Read more

 

From the 12th of June until the 31st August the Bispingen Snow Dome, located between Hanover and Hamburg, is hosting a summer long park session. Pleasure Mag caught-up with Amplid Ambush rider Jonel Fricke to learn more about the session and about how Jonel cut his teeth riding indoor snow. Read more

 

You Go(Go) Girl!

Stupid titles aside, Amplid would like to congratulate Amber Cordingly for taking the top spot in the U18 category of the English Slopestyle Championships held at the Chill Factore indoor slope in Manchester, last weekend. Read more

 

Amplid::: Next Level Riding is very pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the Movember Foundation, the non-profit organisation bringing awareness to men's health, on a limited edition ski and snowboard. We need your help choosing a graphic! Read more

 

By the middle of May it's likely that the Alps have experienced more than a few downpours of rain and summer-like days with temperatures in the mid 20s. So it's rare that you can find a snowpatch big enough to ride within walking distance of a main road. But then again, when you know your local mountains like Philip Toplitsch there are hundreds of possibilities. Read more

 

Last weekend Splitboarding.eu hosted its Spring gathering at the Amberger Huette in Stubaital. Late season snowfalls had provided enough snow for easy access to the surrounding peaks from their base. Amplid's Alex Proyer joined the party. Read more

 

Spring Touring

For most the ski season ends when the last lifts wind down for the season, but for ski tourers the fair weather and low avalanche risk make May a prime month for ski touring. Last weekend Ambush rider Morgan Sauerwald took his new Ego Trip Evolutions for a test run in the Mont Blanc Massif. Read more

 

In his rookie season as professional skier, Kevin Salonius has spent the last five months travelling throughout Europe discovering the sports many disciplines. In April Kevin travelled to Grandvilira in Andorra to hang-out with team riders Luka Melloni, Pako Benguerel and Noah Albaladejo and film with future movie magnet Borja Azurmendi. Here's a brief trip report. Read more

 

Every year Burton's Stash Park, a creative terrain park constructed from natural materials and designed to blend into the environment, in Avoriaz, hosts the Stash Gathering. Pros, seasonnaires and visiting tourists gather to shred the park and win one of Frances most highly regarded snowboard contests. Read more

 

Philip Toplitsch and his crew of riding buddies, The Army, love Vorarlberg, the region of Austria where they live. This season the crew, assisted by film making genius Adam Graf, have created a movie which mixes their passion for snowboarding with the inspiring landscapes of Austria's most western region. Tomorrow night they will premiere the project titled "VorAMarlberg" and they want you there! Read more

 

Alton Premium Store recently held their end of season tournament, a fun park session and get-together for the local scene. Amplid's Philip Toplitsch showed-up to support his long term sponsor and ended-up taking home the best trick prize with an uber stylish bs double cork 900. Read more

 

Keep Snowboarding 2015

Grass Roots events are sooo hot right now... but seriously, what's not to like about hanging-out with friends and snowboarding at the same time. Keep Snowboarding 2015 took place last week and brought together the Vorarlberg snowboard scene in Damuels. Amplid's Philip Toplitsch and Jonel Fricke took-part. Read more

 

For North America's best park riders and the shaping teams from the US' top terrain parks, Snowboarder Magazine's Superpark sessions are an annual highlight. The shaping teams, that hale from resorts like Boreal and Bear Mountain, transform the venue into the most progressive park on the planet. This year Pennsylvania's Seven Springs hosted the event. Read more

 

SLVSH is the contest in which the world's best freeskiers battle against each other in a game of S.K.A.T.E. This week's episode has devided the Amplid camp, since Luka Melloni is skiing against Noah Albaladejo, both of whom are important members of the Cartel family. Read more

 

Splitboarding is great, what could be better than accessing beautiful peaks with thousands of meters of untouched vertical stretching out into the distance. Well that's the romanitic view, the reality can be very different. Amplid's Nico Antony recently spent 8 days in the Southern Alps exposing himself to awful conditions and learning essential survival techniques. Read more

 

Once a year Luka and Noah cross the borders of Andorra and Spain into the French Pyrenees for the Rail Trick Session in Font Romeu. This year the usual BBQ vibes were a little dampened by the heavy snowfall, but Luka and Noah proved once again that they're the guys to beat. Read more

 

The Ahornspitze is one of the Zillertal Valley's most prominent peaks. Just under 3000m high, it towers above the resort town of Mayrhofen, basking in the late afternoon sun. For any freerider who spends time in the Zillertal it's on the bucket list of peaks to ride. Ambush rider Alex Proyer recently ticked it off his list. Read more

 
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