Winter 2018/19 in the Northern Alps will forever be known as the "Endless Winter". It has snowed so consistently that even now, in early summer the snow reserves at even low altitudes are unprecedented. Last week Michi headed into the Karwendel Alps to enjoy some unseasonably good late May turns at unbelievably low elevations.
Whistler's Dylan Runner takes ski maintenance seriously. When his local ski tech was closed for the holidays, he took his Infrablacks to the mountain for a quick stone grind. We should probably point-out that skiing like this would probably void his warranty!
Over the last 35 years it's fair to say that Amplid's Peter Bauer has mastered the art of carving. A couple of weeks ago Peter and film maker/athlete Stefan Filzmoser were granted early access to the north face of Fiss in Austria's Tirol region to do as they pleased with thousands of acres of virgin corduroy.
"Fun factor through the roof"... "immensely lively and chuckable"... by the sounds of it, the Dada might be more fun than three rounds of bouncy boxing with Donald Trump. Click the link for a full-length review by the editorial team at Whitelines.com.
ACT Magazine, French purveyor of great snowboarding content, put a good number of Amplid's 18/19 collection through its rigorous board test last spring. As you can read from the reviews, they liked the gear beneath their feet. Awarding "ACE OF ACT" awards to the Surfari, Stereo and Paradigma. We've translated the reviews into English for your pleasure. Be sure to buy a copy of the magazine if you want to read the original French reviews.
Amplid's Peter Bauer waxes lyrical about his pal Jean Nerva, the good old days on the Burton Team and his tribute to the man who carved, but never slid.
A one-off production of just 31 very special snowboards to remember our friend Jean Nerva by. This 166cm snowboard is Peter Bauer's interpretation of the classic swallowtail, combining Jean's love for this retro powder shape with Amplid's futuristic geometry philosophy.
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.
Amplid ambassador Andreas Gumpenberger, three fellow mountaineers, a photographer and cinematographer head deep into Pakistan's Karakoram Mountain Range to take first tracks on the imposing north face of Shimshal Whitehorn, a 6000m peak which is yet to be skied. Here's his story.
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.
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.
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