Snow conditions in California this winter have been incredible. Ambassador Buell Steelman and his touring buddies have been making the most of the great snow, scoping and bagging incredible lines all the way along the Eastern Sierras, from Bridgeport to Lone Pine.
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!
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.
As the winter season gets underway more and more lines become rideable in AK, Amplid's Alaskan splitboard ambassador, Ben Reynolds, and fellow riders Orin and Uriah Rolando took the opportunity, on a clear day with stable conditions, to ride Kick Step, a well-known peak in the Chugach Range.
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.
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