If Santa Claus, while preparing his sleigh, was watching us from the sky, on this Sunday, December 17, he would have discovered an entertaining show: many European snow resorts celebrating the Snowboard D-Day.
While the Swiss were enjoying their famous raclette party, the Italian more motivated than ever, were performing snowboard tricks on their favorite DJ sound.
On the upper North side, the Norwegian riders were welcoming the general public in one of their biggest resort. Not too far away from East Europe, the Austrians were amazed to have their lift tickets at the kids price whatever their boots size. To celebrate this initiative, they alternated jib and jam sessions until the end of the night.
On the German side, riders hurtled down the slopes with the new season snowboard equipment before having a rest and a free lunch at the mountain top restaurant. During that time, the Slovakians spent their time downtown between rail sessions and parties in night clubs.
In La Mongie, France, Mathieu Crepel, the TTR World Champion 2006 and ambassador of the Snowboard D-Day had planed a session with his friend Paul Henri De Le Rue and the Pyreneans riders to try to beat the world record for the longest handrail ever grinded. The riders surpassed themselves to reach the former record of 39.50 meters. Finally, Paul Henri, bronze medal in boardercross in the Olympic Games of Turin, broke the world record with a ride of 46.50 meters long in front of an over-excited crowd.
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