This weekend Banked Slalom fever hits the Bavarian mountainsides of Brauneck, Lenggries, as Schneesturm Snowboard School hosts the Burning Boots Banked Slalom. Only a short drive from Amplid HQ, you'll certainly see a handful of Amplid boards firing through the finish line!
Amplid splitboard ambassadors Ben Reynolds and Orin Rolando take the short (by Alaskan standards) drive to Hatcher Pass on the cuff of the Talkeetna Mountains, to ride Golden Spine, one of Ben’s all-time favourite lines. In recent years Hatcher Pass, a busy thoroughfare during the early 20th century gold rush, has become a popular haven for backcountry skiers and snowboarders.
In Australia and hungry for some big-mountain lines, Milligram rider Antony von Chrismar took a weekend hike into New South Wales' Kosciuszko National Park in search of freeride terrain which would rival that of the Alps. A stone's throw from Perisher Mountain Resort, the area, which has many peaks above 2000m altitude, looks like it has plenty to offer!
Last month, Amplid homies Buell Steelman and Matt Strouder took advantage of the remaining snowpack on Mt Jefferson, Oregon's second highest peak, surfing perfect early summer corn on their Milligram splitboards. From the pictures, we reckon this mission was well worth the early start!
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.
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!
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.
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