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.
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.
Cartel rider Alex Neurohr shows us what a perfect day of skiing in Switzerland looks like: Perfect runs through the forest in knee deep powder with friends, followed by Fondue and a belly full of Genepi. Anyone disagree?
This year Amplid has partnered with Choice Splitboard Camps, the brainchild of Pia Schroeter and ex-Freeride World Tour Champion Aline Bock. The camps, which are based at various locations around Austria, offer splitboarders of all levels guiding and tuition. We caught up with Pia to find out more.
Conditions in Austria's Steiermark were some of the best in the Alps in January. It's not often that the Alps this far east trump their westerly neighbours so Amplid's Sebastian Hiersche made the most of the great conditions to film some POV footage.
In the past few years California has been given the cold shoulder by the snow gods. This year the snow is back and with 20ft of snow in January alone, conditions are all time! Amplid ambassadors Buell Steelman and Henning Schwalbe have been making the most of the spectacular conditions on their splitboards.
Amplid's graphics guru, Michi Hanauer, and his wife Bianca made the most of the Christmas break to take a dream splitboard trip in Romania's Carpathian Mountains. Fresh tracks by day and plenty of Sliwowitz at night, Romania looks like it's well worth a visit.
Between the 17th and 19th of February join the Amplid Research Cartel at the Hochkeil ski area in Salzburgerland for the Livingroom Banked Slalom presented by Amplid. So tune-up your board and get yourself registered to race down the Hochkeil's twisting and turning course.
Young buck Andew Hoblitzelle and a crew of East Coast faces lay down some style heavy trickery in parks across the US. Andrews brother Oliver takes control of the edit: the fish-eye lens and analogue film give this edit a classic 90s skate video feel.
Under the guidance of ex pro-rider Franky Moissonnier, a man that knows how to pick a great snowboard, Snow Surf conducts a gargantuan test every winter. By testing over 250 boards across the winter, Franky and his team are able to choose the real diamonds.
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