If you’re wondering what’s up with the European thirtytwo and etnies snow boys and girls, here’s a short update what they have been up to so far!
Norwegian up and coming style master and energy bunny Ståle Sandbech just won the Norwegian Championships in both, slopestyle and halfpipe. Beginning of the month he already won the Junior Quarterpipe contest at The Arctic Challenge and Terje, the master himself, said that Ståle is the most talented up and coming young Norwegian rider right now. Who would dare to disagree with Terje. Well, keep your eyes open. Ståle will be killing it!
Norwegian Rockstar of the Year, Mr. Danny Larsen has been traveling around Austria most of this month. He’s been busy shooting with the Pirates to film for his video part. Danny will head to Laax, for the Pleasure Spring Session in April, and then to Italy for a photoshoot and a little demo in the Cervinia Snow Park.
Thomas Harstad is still in the states. He’s staying in Tahoe for 4 weeks already and filming with the MMP crew and shooting and riding as much as possible. He’s been shooting with Espen Lystad and thinking about staying in the US for a couple more weeks.
Remi Lamazouere from France went on a trip to Bulgaria with Dragon and Peter Lundström from Onboard. They had perfect conditions and two big snowfalls with 50 cm of fresh snow each time. They went to a spot that will become a ski resort in the future but is not open to the public yet. They found nice backcountry jumps, and jibs, and powder runs, and came back home more than satisfied with big smiles on their faces.
Finnish rider Tomi Savela just got awarded two titles at the Aesthetiker Waengl Taengl Contest in Mayrhofen Austria last weekend. It was one of the last 3 star TTR contests for this season and Tomi took home the award for the best line and the best trick. That’s not too bad we’d say…
Mr. Nice Guy Simon Schweiger from Germany had a quite succesful month as well. He won the Nice and Landed contest in Lech, Austria and pulled off a technical and smooth run in the slopestyle contest. Simon is nice and quiet, but when it comes to snowboarding he is a style master for sure and kills every jump. He headed to the Pyrenees, Spain for the Total Fight, which is the last TTR contest this winter, and will tear the park apart.