Blue skies and fresh powder greeted the 250 competitors hoping to nail a fast time at the 4th edition of the Volcom Banked Slalom at Kitzsteinhorn glacier resort. Amplid's Peter Bauer made the short journey to Kitzsteinhorn with a selection of boards from Amplid's Centrifugal Collection hoping for a fast run and fun times.
After two weeks of beautiful spring days, winter has returned to Bavaria, bringing heavy snowfalls and bone chilling temperatures. Making the most of the perfect snowboarding conditions and longer days, a crew from Amplid HQ headed to local resort Spitzingsee with the splitboards to poach some perfect pow.
This winter, Milligram mega-fan Andreas Baumann and his girlfriend traveled east to Japan for the splitboard trip of a lifetime. Surfing bottomless powder with the Car Danchi crew, relaxing with a Sapporo Beer in hot springs and playing menu roulette every evening, it sounds like one hell of a way to spend a vacation!
After a month of cabin fever inducing weather in Alaska, Ambush rider Ben Reynolds was finally able to access some of his favourite zones in the the Chugach range, close to his home. Three days of glorious weather, stable snow conditions and over 5,000m of vertical allowed for Ben to poach some dream lines with his Milligram.
This weekend the Amplid Research Cartel made its way to the hidden resort of Hochkeil in Austria's Salzburgerland region to race the banks of the Livingroom Banked Slalom, a grassroots event organised by Peter Radacher and a crew of local snowboarders.
After a very confident run with an unfortunate fall in the first stop of the Freeride World Tour, Cartel rider Christoffer Granbom was brimming with confidence for the second leg. Re-staged in Vallnord, because of dangerous snow conditions earlier in the season, Christoffer took home the top spot on the 2nd stop.
Professional Mountain Guide Eric Haufe lives a charmed existence, chasing the best snow conditions and most exciting adventures throughout the Alps. Amplid caught up with Eric to find-out some details about his favourite trips in the 16/17 winter to date.
This year Amplid has partnered with Choice Splitboard Camps, the brainchild of Pia Schroeter and ex-Freeride World Tour Champion Aline Bock. The camps, which are based at various locations around Austria, offer splitboarders of all levels guiding and tuition. We caught up with Pia to find out more.
In the past few years California has been given the cold shoulder by the snow gods. This year the snow is back and with 20ft of snow in January alone, conditions are all time! Amplid ambassadors Buell Steelman and Henning Schwalbe have been making the most of the spectacular conditions on their splitboards.
Amplid's graphics guru, Michi Hanauer, and his wife Bianca made the most of the Christmas break to take a dream splitboard trip in Romania's Carpathian Mountains. Fresh tracks by day and plenty of Sliwowitz at night, Romania looks like it's well worth a visit.
Between the 17th and 19th of February join the Amplid Research Cartel at the Hochkeil ski area in Salzburgerland for the Livingroom Banked Slalom presented by Amplid. So tune-up your board and get yourself registered to race down the Hochkeil's twisting and turning course.
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