By the middle of May it's likely that the Alps have experienced more than a few downpours of rain and summer-like days with temperatures in the mid 20s. So it's rare that you can find a snowpatch big enough to ride within walking distance of a main road. But then again, when you know your local mountains like Philip Toplitsch there are hundreds of possibilities.
Philip Toplitsch and his crew of riding buddies, The Army, love Vorarlberg, the region of Austria where they live. This season the crew, assisted by film making genius Adam Graf, have created a movie which mixes their passion for snowboarding with the inspiring landscapes of Austria's most western region. Tomorrow night they will premiere the project titled "VorAMarlberg" and they want you there!
Alton Premium Store recently held their end of season tournament, a fun park session and get-together for the local scene. Amplid's Philip Toplitsch showed-up to support his long term sponsor and ended-up taking home the best trick prize with an uber stylish bs double cork 900.
Grass Roots events are sooo hot right now... but seriously, what's not to like about hanging-out with friends and snowboarding at the same time. Keep Snowboarding 2015 took place last week and brought together the Vorarlberg snowboard scene in Damuels. Amplid's Philip Toplitsch and Jonel Fricke took-part.
Who do you call when you're in need of big tricks and faultless style for a magazine feature? Calling Cartel team rider Philip Toplitsch would be a good start and it's what photographer Cyril Mueller did when he needed some shots for a Pleasure Mag feature on the Nike Montafon Park.
The Cartel's latest recruit, Philip Toplitsch, spends most of his time hunting for spots in the backcountry. Whilst filming with videographer Adam Graf in his native Vorarlberg, Philip stumbled across the motherload. Stanglechner Photography was there to capture the day in stills.
It was the second week of December and four weeks of warm, sunny weather had taken their toll on the many ski resorts of the Alps. In a desparate, last-ditch attempt to secure photos for the 15/16 catalogue, Amplid's team manager invited a handful of riders to Pitztal in Austria for a weekend photoshoot.
While October in Europe might have been milder than usual, a good dump of fresh snow in the last week opened up all sorts of possibilities for motivated skiers and snowboarders. For the last two weeks, Austrian Cartel rider Philip Toplitsch has been making the most of any snow that has stuck around.
The last few days have been colder, which means that winter is creeping up on us. While the majority of resorts won't open for another ten weeks, Europe's glacier resorts are already gearing-up for an early start. Austrian Cartel rider, Philip Toplitsch, took advantage of an early opening at Stubai to practice some handplants.