20/12/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
Red Bull released a video capturing some of the best German snowboarders ripping Bavarian backcountry. Marco Smolla, Elias Elhardt, Tobias and Philipp Strauss, David Benedek, Luis Eckert, Xaver Hoffman and Christophe Schmidt scored some epic powder last season and this video will make you wanna go riding right now.
‘When you’re talking about surfing spots, Hawaii probably enjoys the same value as Canada among freeriders in the snowboarding scene: a Mecca of the sport with close to perfect conditions. But given that Canada isn’t made for everybody’s budget and Germany’s higher elevations are quite solid in terms of snow, you don’t always have to travel as ambitious pow hunter. That’s why Red Bull athlete Marco Smolla and six of the best German snowboarders went on a splitboard mission to check out the Bavarian backcountry and to savor freeriding in front of their own doorstep. And in fact they found untouched slopes, idyllic huts and unforgettable moments at home.‘