Not afraid to put his mountaineering skills to use, Austrian Stefan Filzmoser, scales some the Dolomite's most spectacular peaks to access a pair of the Alps' finest couloirs. Steep, narrow and, for Stefan at least, loaded with snow, these descents look like they were worth the hours of boot packing.
This April a low-tide spring in Alaska’s coastal mountains forced Amplid’s man in AK, Ben Reynolds, to head deeper into the Chugach Mountain range in search of un-ridden faces and fresh snow. Journeying in to the backcountry with their snowmobiles, Ben and his crew discovered a world of huge mountains, enormous hanging glaciers, extreme danger and incredible potential.
If you’ve watched one of the many edits emanating from Australia’s Perisher resort this summer, you’d be excused for believing that freeriding in Australia is a little limited and almost totally flat. However, if you’re prepared to hike deeper into the backcountry then the fruits are for the picking. Antony Von Chrismar and Lachlan Humphreys recently went in search of Euro-style lines at the fabled Crags.
Amplid's ultra-light pow-surfing mega-split, the Millisurf, starts the 18/19 winter season by scooping an Editor's Choice Award in Backcountry Magazine, the US' best selling backcountry skiing and splitboarding magazine.
Up and down the Rockies, far-flung trips to Whistler and Japan, and back to Colorado when the goods finally arrived: Amplid rider Ray McDermott's season was spent chasing the white stuff by any means possible. Watch his pow-coated highlights in Ray's 17/18 Season Edit.
Dylan Runner spends his winters launching from the biggest drops and scoring the sketchiest straight-lines possible in his winter home, Whistler, Canada. From the looks of it. there's plenty of scary terrain to choose from! Here's his season edit, be sure to catch the ender!
Never one to miss a good race, particularly one so close to home, Amplid's Peter Bauer made his way to Kitzsteinhorn last weekend to compete at the Volcom Banked Slalom. As expected the banks and the vibes were all-time!
In early February, Amplid's AK splitboard ambassadors, Ben Reynolds & Orin Rolando, made the most of stable conditions and a good weather window to ride dream lines in Alaska's Chugach range. It was meant a long day in the skin track to reach the drop-in, but for Ben , this hike was about redemption on a line which had previously tried to sluff him off the face.
Young freeride rookie Sebastian Hiersche is on fire! Through the season his line choice and contest runs have gone from strength-to-strength with podiums in Montafon, Gastein and Kitzsteinhorn and a very respectable 6th place at his first 4* FWQ event in Nendaz, Switzerland. We review his season to date.
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