16/07/2009 | by Ethan Morgan
Do you know Ljubljana? It’s Slovenia’s capital town! Yeah Slovenia, not Slovakia. Ljubljana is definitely the best European capital in my book! Such a sweet and laid-back place with plenty of cafe terraces along the river, and heaps of beautiful girls walking by!
It’s also the home town of Mr. Marko Grilc, all-round nice guy and one of our favorite euro-shredders!
Last time I spend a few days there in May, I was hanging out in one of these cafe, having drinks with my friend Andrej.
I donno how but we started to talk about doing a crazy road trip around the Alps to visit all the summer camps possible…Easy for Andrej, he -finally – just graduated from University and has the whole summer in front of me. Plus he just customized his Ford Galaxy – aka Battle Ship Galaktica – into a RV! So bingo!
That’s the deal, Andrej and his friend Kristjan would go out on a European Summer Camp Tour and I would join them when they are around Switzerland and France!
The first SnowBroader European Summer Camp Tour was born and this is how it looks:
The guys will leave Ljubljana by the end of this week and will cruise around the Alps for over 3 weeks.
First they will stop in Dachstein to meet up with the Blue Tomato crew for some easy session and possible photoshoot.
Next stop in Austria will be Hintertux. Then it’s off to Italy and Val Senales to eat some spaghetti and say hi to the Italian scene. The gentlemen riders crew will be their hosts.
After that it will be Cervinia/Zermatt or Saas-Fee, the order is not sure yet but both resorts will be crossed on the map. For the final lap of the tour, it’s baguette time, with a visit of probably the hottest snowboard venue this summer, Les Deux-Alpes, and then a grand final in Tignes!
Andrej and Kristjan will be providing reports from every place they stop, giving you the opportunity to check out the parks’ set-ups and get the feel of the vibe in every location!
Plus if we manage to pull it there will be daily updates on our Twitter page, so make sure to follow us there too!
That’s about it! We already want to give a big up to the resorts who are supporting our tour by providing lift tickets and accommodation in some cases (otherwise it’s sleeping bag in the Battle Ship Galaktica), and to the locals, like Vanessa from BT and Karin from Qparks in Dachstein, Elisabeth from Tux tourism, the gentlemen riders in Val Senales, who are helping us out!
The SnowBroader crew will be hitting around 3000Kms on the alpine roads, so in an effort to offset our carbon-footprint during the trip, all of us will join and donate to POW and we will make sure to promote the organization to all the people we meet.
So make sure to come say hi if you are riding this summer and check out the BROblog regularly during the next month for your dose of shred action from the best European summer snowboarding spots! YEAH!