Luka Melloni battles young gun Carlitos Aguareles Loan on home turf in the first round of the much anticipated SLVSH Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you didn't know already, Iberia's finest, Luka Melloni and Noah Albaladejo, spent last winter filming with two of the most respected US film crews in the freeski world, 4bi9 and Stept. Since the boys can't get to the premieres of the movies in the US, they'll be running their own premiere for the movies in Barcelona... and you can join them.
Luka and Noah have had seasons to remember. With video parts in the bag with STEPT and 4bi9 for the 14/15 winter season and a handful of edits that have blown the freeski community's minds, we think big things are on the cards for these two rising stars. Find-out about their breakthrough season and their plans for the future in this Newschoolers interview.
The invited riders list for 2014's West Coast Session are live. Amplid team riders Luka Melloni, Noah Albaladejo and McRae Williams will be travelling to Timberline resort in Oregon next week for ski season's final event.
Bear Mountain's War of Rails is one of the highlights of the year for freeskiers. It's unique, specially built course of steel and perspex pits a handful of the biggest names in urban skiing against one and other. The combination is explosive.