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.
Spring brings warm weather, longer days and most importantly, the annual SLVSH Cup at the Sunset Park in Peretol, Andorra! Locals Luka Melloni and Noah Albaladejo always take the opportunity to show the visiting pros how good skiers in Pyrenees are. In his first match up Amplid Cartel rider Luka Mellloni was matched against the king of butters, Magnus Graner.
Late spring is the perfect time to explore the incredible mountains of the Lyngen Alps. Towering above the Fjords which separate them, these Norwegian gems hold great snow until early summer, and the long days of the Arctic Circle’s summer make them the perfect place to splitboard. Amplid friend Juergen Haider is leading an expedition to the Lyngen in late April and there are still a handful of spots available.
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.
Swiss shredder Luca Wasser went on a road trip east this winter taking-in a handful of Austria's best parks. Watch as Luca flows like water (see what I did there) through the features of Kaltenbach's, Planai's and Flachauwinkl's next level terrain parks.
Spring time = Kicker time! In this short POV edit Cartel rider launches some serious double corks off a backcountry booter in the Tignes backcountry. Not only do you get a rider's eye view of some insane tricks, you get a peak of the 17/18 Multiplayer too!
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.
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