Friday, 31 December 2010

HiKe up - Ride down #2

After such a nice run yesterday decision was clear: We want MORE!!!!

So we did... little longer hike, little steeper, little better ;)

That was a great last Snowboard day in 2010 - 2011 here we come!!! Wish you all a Happy New Year, take care and see you soon on the mountains! Enjoy and PROSCHT!

"Alpinist" Matin Zarfl

close to the top

first turns down from 2480m - 857m... ohhh yeahhh!!

we stopped over for a "pre" New Year beer

Thursday, 30 December 2010

HiKe up - Ride down

Blue bird and spring conditions right before New Year. Martin Zarfl, Andi Geisler and I took the chance for a nice hike somewhere in Tyrol ;) Some parts of this hike are pretty exposed but the line you earn when you make it to the peak is just insane. I like this place! More to come...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Can`t get enough

Conditions at the moment are just perfect, keeps me busy riding all day!! So much fun with my buddys hiking and riding different peaks. Hmmmm - where to go tomorrow?
Check out NXTZ - perfect 2 enjoy each powpow deluxe face shot!!

Ohhh yeahhh!!

small couloir - big turns

Already testing the 11/12 FLOW stuff to get you best Boards, Bindings and Boots on earth! Test it and you`ll never ride anything else! Sick since 96.

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Be save and take care, maX

Friday, 10 December 2010

The very BIG day!!

Back in the days... Have fun watching this VERY FIRST VIDEO we ever filmed. About 10 years ago, all filmed with max. 6 sec. clips with a Photocamera, 3 days shredding the park @ my local resort Seegrube. Seems like Zlu - a famous Photographer today ;) put all the effects he could find in this Video... Funny memories...

Monday, 6 December 2010

Fresh powder turns

The Crew getting ready for some fresh powder turns!!

me, Nino, Jon and Burger aka DCR

Having a nice day is pretty much easy: fresh snow, cold temperatures and some of your friends up in the mountains! After partying the day before @ weekender club (cappuccino club party - a really good charity project) we went to bed little ealier in order to be ready the next morning.

searching for the line...

going riders right...

Even if we need some more snow to ride all the stuff we are used to, conditions are great at the moment. Little hikes take you to couloirs nobody rode before and it`s your choice how you ride the terrain and which features you take! Sign the mountain with your own style!!

powder spray and speed check...

straight line through the couloir!!

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Freeride World Tour 2011

Stop # 2. FREERIDE ENGADIN ST. MORITZ (SUI): 30 Jan- 4 Feb
Stop # 3. RUSSIAN ADVENTURE SOCHI (RUS): 4 Mar - 9 Mar
Stop # 4. BIG MOUNTAIN FIEBERBRUNN (AUT): 12 Mar -17 Mar
Stop # 5. NISSAN XTREME VERBIER (SUI): 19 Mar - 27 Mar

I'm looking forward to good times up in the mountains with riders from all over the world!! I`m super happy to be part of the Tour and BIG thanks to my sponsors, who make all this possible!!
Pray for good conditions!! Winter is on...

Watch out the FWT Teaser 2011!!

The first 2 snowboard runs in the Teaser shows parts of my runs from last years FWT, first in Chamonix and second in Verbier(min 0:48) Have fun watching!!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Salewa Soultrip, Lanin/ Argentina #4

Top of Volcano Lanin - one of my most beautiful peaks ever!!

Björn close to the summit

Have a look on the shape of the snow on this picture and you will understand. Everything lookes like that the last 100m... and sounds like "klirrrrrr" when you touch it. Totally different to what we have in the Alps.

Relaxed from the HOT springs, 40+°C we went back to the Argentinean-Chilean boarder. The goal was a two day hike up to Volcano Lanin. From the Volcano we did some days before in Chile we could already see this beautiful mountain, which is way higher than all other peaks around. Weatherforecast looked good this time even if it is always difficult to say in Patagonia... weather changes fast and if wind is coming up, it`s more like storm! ...and so it was on the way up to the refuge. Nevertheless we made it up there with all our stuff - and a bottle Vino tinto ;) - and the next day was just perfect.

Day 1, fighting the storm when we hiked up to the refuge

cooking and melting snow to get water for the next day - takes little longer at this altitude

Day 2, get my splited FLOW Board ready, start hiking from the refuge

just above the clouds - awesome panorama view!!

long ride down...

...with insane views

...and different snow conditions

magic sunrise at our basecamp the next day

"Bondi" on the road again

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Salewa Soultrip, Pucòn/ Chile #3

Vulcano Villarrica, 2nd try...

Back to Pucòn/ Chile to hike up to the top of the Volcano Villarrica. One week ago we had bad weather conditions but this time everything went perfect... What a magic feeling to look into an active vulcano and smell the sulfur coming out of that huge hole!! Yeahhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Salewa Team on the way up

taking a deep breath of Villarrica

searching for more... Vulcano Lanin(in the back) here we come!!

McFly and Björn drawing their lines

descent into this epic sunset from the Vulcano

hot springs in Chile - relax from the hike ...aaahhh

back on the way to Argentina in our "Bondi"

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Salewa Soultrip, San Martin/ Argentina #2

hiking through the forest

In San Martin de Los Andes we met up with our friend and local Tato Vasiuk. After some cold beer at "Tatos" bar, the next day we went up to Chapelco, where we did some hikes in the backcountry. Together we spend a few days up there and got nice runs. Totally siiiiiiick!!

todo tranquilo :) like everything here

getting higher...

...and eran more turns

"patagonia powder"

view to the Volcano Lanin from Chapelco/ San Martin de Los Andes

Salewa team on the road again...

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Salewa Soultrip, Pucòn/ Chile #1

The first few days of our Salewa Soultrip we spent in Pucòn - Chile, a super nice village situated next to the active vulcano Villarrica. Twice we tried to hike up to the summit, but weather did not allow us to make it to the very top...

McFly, Björn, me and the Volcano Villarrica

Nevertheless the unique landscape here is impressive and we really enjoy our trip. Living in Andrè Sommers bus called "Bondi" makes us flexible to go were the best conditions are and gives us the possibility to stay up on the to the mountains and enjoy epic sunrises and beautiful sunsets... Life is good!!

Andrè Sommers "Bondi"

When we arrived in Santiago de Chile, we spend one day sightseeing with our friend Nico Demetrio who showed us around and had tasty chilean lunch(Pisco Sour, vino y mucho bife de lomo... mmmhhhhh). Later we took our flight to Temuco, where we met Andrè. Right now we had some good days in San Martin - Argentina. More including some pictures soon...


Sightseeing - Santiago de Chile

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Summer in Austria #2

01. September 2010


40cm of fresh snow made the decision easy - lets go and ride some powder!! Second time this "summer" we went up on Hintertuxer Glacier and had a super nice day... Check out the short VIDEO my shred buddy, Johannes "Joi" Hoffmann put together.

I'm also super happy to announce my new Sponsor SALEWA!! Together with the Salewa FreeSki Mountaineering Team - Martin "McFly" Winkler and Björn Heregger we gonna check out the Chilean and Argentinean backcountry for the next 3 weeks, starting on Thursday this week.

PowPow deluxe, 1st September 2010!!

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