Area 43 DC Invitational Report

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When: February 15th-18th

Where: Les Houches, France

The spot.
The spot.

As you probably all know by now, Area 43 is the new DC concept for snowboard parks, their own exported version of their infamous DC Mountain Lab. To celebrate the first season of activity of the Area 43 in Les Houches, France, close to Chamonix, DC put together a master size pro invitational, from February 15th-18th.

And let’s just say the conditions were epic. Les Houches got a bit of snow just before the event, and the park was jacked up for the riders who came out. Speaking of which, here is the list of riders that showed up to the 4 day photoshoot:

DC Europe: Mat Schaer
DC Norway: Olav Stubberud, Mons Røisland, Mats Hoffgård, Håkon Tønnessen, Sondre Tiller, Torjus Thomassen, Mikkel Benzon
DC UK: Sam Turnball
DC France: Dimitri Biau
Electric: Ben Thomas Javid, Thomas ‘Chazou’ Chasagne
Les Houches DC local riders: Jean ‘Jahknow’ Fanjat , Raphael Roux

DC UK's Sam Turnball, FS 720 tailgrab. Photo: Julien Petry
DC UK's Sam Turnball, FS 720 tailgrab. Photo: Julien Petry
Schaer and Thomas-Javid over the Gap during the night sessions. Photo: Perly.
Schaer and Thomas-Javid over the Gap during the night sessions. Photo: Perly.

All in all, the event went along great. The riders really put up a great show in DC’s fine-tuned AREA 43, and the weather conditions were everything we could have asked for. DC and the crew thank Mardu, Ravach and Nico and the DC park team for the sweet set up. And Onboard thank Perly for his work, that you will have other opportunities to admire in the mag itself in no time we’re sure.

Dim Biau, pole jam to Tucknee over the fire pit. Photo: Remy Barreyat
Dim Biau, pole jam to Tucknee over the fire pit. Photo: Remy Barreyat

A Podcast is being edited and should arrive shorlty. Stay tuned for all the action on video!

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