26/01/2011 | by Tom Copsey
This third chapter is a real blast! The Swiss recipe is quite simple but dramatically effective: pick seven fresh and motivated riders: Elias Elhardt, Rémi Lamazouère, Martin “zizi” Seiler, Victor Delerue, Darius Heristchian, Emilien Badoux and Mati Radaelli; sprinkle them with sick pow lines, huge backcountry sessions, and pour the final touch to spice it up: a perfect heli trip that will remain in some minds for a while…
“I remember how stoked we were as our heli took off and headed directly to some untracked mountains. We were like small kids in a toy store before Christmas. We had such a blast that day, and I can still see Olivier (our filmer) puking out of the helicopter. Fun day with friends, powder and sun back home, that’s how snowboarding should be. Good times…”, remembers Martin Seiler.
And Elias Elhardt adds: “The Heli Trip was a crazy experience. Doing this for the first time in my life was a dream come true. I will never forget the moment when we took off and flew very close to those big mountains to scope out lines. The snow was perfect and the options endless. It was good to share this great experience with my team buddies Darius and Seili. Being on my snowboard, going down my line, I forgot about everything and only felt the pure joy of riding. In the end, every one of us had two super long and fun lines. Seili was ripping his spot!I guess dedication and passion for something enables us to do things that would normally never be possible…!”