Freeriding Zuoz

 Less known, uncrowded, and  with more snow than in St. Moritz this year, we decided to go and recognize the freeride possibilities in Zuoz. With my argentinian friends, Malevo, Nicolas  and Lucas we drove 25 minutes along the Engadine valley and had a full time adventure in this paradise wonderland.

   Lucas, enjoying the powder..

                      a forbidden area, which we realize after getting busted.
                               We apologized. We didn't understand the sign in german.

                               Malevo, checking it out!

    ..a nice treeline for Lucas                                    one of me too..

    must do!!!

    ..the argento team, hiking it! Extreme!!!

             Malevo, opening the run...

                            Lucas having his reward!

    Nicolas.. going for it!

We had an amazing day. Pity the sun was gone on the face to have real good shots.
And we have to thank The Chief, for letting us get away with our infraction for riding Val Buera.

Engadine FWQ&FWT 2012 cancelled..but some shots from 2011

It was very sad to know that due to the lack of snow on the north face of Corvatsch,  the event programmed for next weekend, the Freeride World Tour (FWQ&FWT) has been cancelled.
So I decided to post the shots I've done last year, with the hope of having more than double the snow needed for the next one, on 2013.. let it snow!

    This was the qualification face, the day before the finals.

    Skier Katharina Schuler

    Skier Kevin Guri

    Snowboarder Daniel Bond

    Skier not recognizable, but i love this shot.

                         Skier Juan Bergada from Argentina, winner of the Qualification. Got direct
                         passport to the Finals.

    Judges working hard.

    Finals day, mid station Corvatsch.

                            Huge cliff drop from  skier Sebastian Hannemann

    Backside turn snowboarder Xavier De La Rue

                            Skier Juan Bergada being rescued. Nothing serious.

    Snowboarder Gennady Khryachkov putting some style in his air

    Matthias Haunholder ..droppin

    Backflip from Mathieu Imbert

    Arriving gate

    Snowboard Podium: 1st.Matt Annetts / 2nd.Mitch Toelderer / 3rd.Flo Orley

    Ski Podium: 1st.Henrik Windstedt / 2nd.Torgrim Vole / 3rd.Seb Michaud


Starting the winter season 2012 / Engadine

We had a late start this season in the Engadine Valley. There was no snow in november and slowly it started to snow during december, but most of the storms came from the north side, so for us here we just got the leftovers (it dumps when it come from the south).
Anyway, with my friend and professional skier, Lucas Swieykowski, we were able to make some shots.. to start warming up.

    Actually he is recovering from an accident on his hip an year ago..

    Lucas will soon be ready to compete again in the Freeride World Tour. 

    Here at the Piz Nair in Corviglia with Pontresina in the background.

    Also some freestyle training at the Corvatsch Park.

    For sure we will see more from Lucas this winter..
    Stay tuned.