For preseason skiing in the northern hemisphere it doesn't get much better than Mammoth Mountain in California.Cartel team rider Noah Albaladejo spent a couple weeks at Mammoth during November skiing with Vincent Gagnier and ABM.
Rookie Season concludes with Kevin travelling to the Spanish and Andorran Pyrenees to compete at the world famous Total Fight slopestyle contest and ride the Sunset and Vallnord in perfect spring conditions with Amplid riders Luka, Noah and Pako.
The much anticipated release of Round2's first full movie has arrived and it doesn't disapoint... the hype is justified! Watch Amplid team riders Luka Melloni, Noah Albaladejo, Pako Benguerel and the rest of the Round2 dominate spots in the Pyrenees and Sierra Nevada.
Huge congratulations to Amplid Cartel rider Noah Albaladejo who has just won Downdays' European Skier of the Year Award. Voted for by the public the awards caps off a perfect year for the young Andorran.
The 14/15 winter in Helsinki wasn't one to remember, but dealing with warm weather and making the most of what snow there is, is all part of being a freeskier in Finland. In the first episode of Rookie Season Kevin shows what Freeskiing in and around Helsinki is like.
Rookie Season is a four part series following rookie Cartel rider Kevin Salonius on his adventures around Europe, experiencing new terrain and snow conditions and learning from his teammates. Here's the series trailer.
It's that time of year again when European Ski Publication Downdays gathers the public's votes to determine its "Skier of the Year". This year Cartel riders Julien Lange and Noah Albaladejo have been nominated and they need your vote!
Amplid's Noah Albaladejo and Magnus Graner from Swedish crew the Bunch, met up this summer in Les Deux Alpes. Their mission was simple, film an edit so unique and ahead of its time that it progresses freeskiing. They roped-in Amplid homie Borja Azurmendi to help.
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.
In case you've been hiding under a rock or have been isolated in the Alaskan backcountry without an internet connection for the last month, you probably know that Cartel team skier Noah Albaladejo won the "Best Trick" and "Best Overall" prizes at the B&E Invitational. Well, he's teamed-up with Vavisual to release an edit with some highlights from the event.
SLVSH is the contest in which the world's best freeskiers battle against each other in a game of S.K.A.T.E. This week's episode has devided the Amplid camp, since Luka Melloni is skiing against Noah Albaladejo, both of whom are important members of the Cartel family.
Once a year Luka and Noah cross the borders of Andorra and Spain into the French Pyrenees for the Rail Trick Session in Font Romeu. This year the usual BBQ vibes were a little dampened by the heavy snowfall, but Luka and Noah proved once again that they're the guys to beat.
Huge congratulations to Cartel team rider Noah Albaladejo who on Friday evening won the "Overall" and "Best Trick" awards at the prestigious B&E Invitational. With such a stacked field of riders, even getting noticed is an incredible achievement.
From 3pm (CET) today the B&E live broadcast will kick off. The contest hosted by Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut, in the French resort of Les Arcs, showcases the world's most stylish and creative skiers in a one of a kind, bowl park. This year Amplid's Noah Albaladejo will be riding.
Luka, Noah and the rest of the Round 2 crew roll into Vallnord Snowpark, the Pyrenees' jewel. What you are about to whitness is a masterclass in style from Iberia's finest. Filming and edit courtesy of rising film making stars Borja Azurmendi and Pablo Varela.
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 winter Amplid's Iberian team riders, Noah Albaladejo, Luka Melloni and Pako Bengurel, have embarked on a new project named Round 2. This little shredit, compiled from footage filmed during a couple of hours filming at Peretol Snowpark, is the project's first release.
Downdays has taken it upon itself to address the serious lack of European ski talent in this year's "Skier of the Year" nominations by creating its own poll for the title of "European Skier of the Year". Amplid's Julien Lange and Noah Albaladejo have both been included in the list of nominees and need your votes!
For the last handful of winters, Amplid Cartel team rider Noah Albaladejo has booked a plane ticket out to the Mid-West and spent a number of weeks filming with the hugely progressive Stept Productions crew. This year's movie might be the last feature length movie the crew puts out for a while, but Noah certainly didn't take his foot off the gas.
Last week Luka Melloni and Noah Albaladejo hosted a premiere for the movies they feature in this Fall, Stept's "Ten and Two" and 4bi9's "Burn". A whole crew of riders from the movies including ABM, Cam Riley, Karl Fostvedt and the Martini Brothers turned up to enjoy the evening too.
For 12 years the Martini Brothers and the rest of the Stept Crew have been pushing the boundaries of urban skiing and developing a unique, dark, cinematic style to showcase it. Stept's 14/15 release "Ten and Two" is the last release sticking to their current formula. Featuring the skiing of Amplid's Noah Albaladejo.
If you didn't know already, Iberia's finest, Luka Melloni and Noah Albaladejo, spent last winter filming with two of the most respected US film crews in the freeski world, 4bi9 and Stept. Since the boys can't get to the premieres of the movies in the US, they'll be running their own premiere for the movies in Barcelona... and you can join them.
Luka and Noah have had seasons to remember. With video parts in the bag with STEPT and 4bi9 for the 14/15 winter season and a handful of edits that have blown the freeski community's minds, we think big things are on the cards for these two rising stars. Find-out about their breakthrough season and their plans for the future in this Newschoolers interview.
Spanish filmer/director/editor Pepe Gay is on a roll this winter. Pepe's edits have been catching the attention of all the right people this winter, but when you have talent like Pepe does and you're filming Luka and Noah, good things are inevitably going to happen. This month Pepe was in Oregon for the West Coast Session, here's his edit.
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