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Amplid is proud to host The Summer Rail Challenge 2016 by Kevin Salonius. Join-in with the second installment of this almost legendary backyard ski contest and you'll soon forget that summer without snow sucks. This year there are prizes from Amplid, Saga, Spy Optic, Tall-T-Productions and mSnow.
This winter Kevin Salonius and Stephan Sutton bought themselves a winch and set themselves the task of finding and shooting new, un-discovered spots in Helsinki, a town that attracts more than its fair share of urban skiers and snowboarders. The mission is going to plan.
After almost three months of filming since the challenge was set and a whole week of watching and re-watching the various video submissions, Kevin Salonius is ready to reveal the winners of the Summer Rail Challenge 2015. Click through to see the results.
News in from Cartel rider Kevin Salonius who has been busy gathering more goodies for the winners of his contest, the Summer Rail Challenge. The latest brand to join the party is mSnow, manufacturer of artificial snow matting for backyard set-ups. They've been very generous with their contribution!
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.
Last week Julien Lange and Kevin Salonius were hanging-out with Swiss Cartel rider Alex Neurohr and filming for a video series in his home resort Vercorin. While they were there, the crew took a day off filming backcountry jumps to join Ambush rider Jeremy Rudaz for the Gangs of Thyon contest.
This winter Cartel rider Kevin Salonius has been to the far corners of Europe in search of new skiing adventures. At the end of February, Kevin travelled to Oslo, Norway's Capital City, to film with his homies at WordUp Projects. He kindly put together this little trip report.
Cartel rider Kevin Salonius obvioulsy made a big impression on the Level 1 team when he was at the SuperUnknown XI Finals, because when filmer Jonny Durst and riders Shay Lee and Sandy Boville took a trip to Finland, they called Kevin. Fresh from dropping an insane part in last winter's Stept movie, Noah Albaladejo also joined the trip.
This spring, like the last, Les Arcs in France will become the epicenter of freeskiing for one week as the world's best skiers descend on the resort for the B&E Invitational. Cartel team rider Kevin Salonius would like to be one of the skiers jamming with BDog and Edollo, but he needs your votes to be selected as a Wildcard.
One of the privileges of working at Amplid is seeing team riders join the brand and really flourish on Amplid products. 12 months ago Finnish freeskier Kevin Salonius joined Amplid. Kevin brought insane skiing and movie production skills, and a ton of enthusiasm to the brand and we're stoked to announce that he will be joining the Cartel Intl team.
Team rider Kevin Salonius was unstoppable last winter and he's continued that momentum into the summer. For the last four days Kevin has been awarded Newschoolers' "Photo of the Day". Here's a close-up of the shots, which were all taken by photographer Stephan Sutton.

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Cartel Nationals rider Kevin Salonius needs your vote. Only a couple of week ago Kevin was in Washington State for the SuperUnknown finals. Now Sony is awarding a prize to the rider with the best clip from the week of skiing. So check-out the vids and vote for our boy Kevin!
Amplid HQ just got word from team rider Kevin Salonius about his time at the SuperUnknown finals in Snoqualmie, Washington. Read Kevin's full account of "the best ski trip" he's ever been on and check-out some snaps he took during the week.
As far as we're concerned an Invite to the Superunknown Finals is the Golden Ticket of the 21st century. In this three minute update movie you'll see the 10 selected riders living the dream and gloating about it. We expect Amplid Team rider Kevin Salonius is having the time of his life!
The Superunknown finals are scheduled for this week in Summit resort, Snoqualmie, Washington State. Cartel Nationals rider Kevin Salonius is currently mid-flight on his way to compete for the title of Superunknown champion 2014.
"And to the left you can see a nice triple kink handrail, complete with gnary closeout"... this is probably what the urban Tour, that team rider Kevin Salonius gave to the Armada team, sounded like. Kevin showed the guys around the city and revealed his best spots.
It seems that these days the top freeskiing talent goes to the highest bidder. At Amplid we've always been about finding and nurturing talent, giving young and motivated skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to shine. That's why we've created a new team level... the Cartel Nationals.
Over the next couple of weeks ski resorts in the Northern Hemisphere will open in their hundreds. As they do our Team riders gradually stir into action with updates. New team signing Kevin Salonius shared a snap from opening day at his local hill.
Last night, while the rest of Europe was enjoying an extra hour of sleep, Amplid's team riders were out filming for a new Amplid commercial which will go live on Youtube in November.