This week the temperature dropped to below freezing in the Bavarian Alps and the heavens opened leaving a blanket of snow for Amplid's ultra-eager office team to poach. Equipped with Facelifts, Ego Trip Evolutions, Milligrams and Morning Splits the team hiked up to the Summit of Spitzingsee's Rosskopf for a quick fix of pow riding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luka Melloni battles young gun Carlitos Aguareles Loan on home turf in the first round of the much anticipated SLVSH Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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