Kicker, jib and pipe ripping from the so-hot-right-now summer shred hot spot of Les Deux Alpes, France.
Les Deux Alpes is quite possibly the closest thing us Europeans have to Mt Hood these days. After the shuttering of previous summer hotspots like Dachstein and Val Senales, and the curteiled park features offered up by places like Hintertux and Saas Fee these days, 2 Alpes is one of the few spots this side of the pond that offer up summer freestyle shredding, and marry it with the summer camp vibes of yesteryear. With a host of riders tearing up the glacier till early afternoon, then descending into the valley to enjoy the host of goodtime opportunities such places offer, it's an experience every hardcore Euro rider should try and experience.
We've ourselves have just returned from Les Deux Alpes for a few days of hanging with Arthur Longo, Oli Gittler and the Muzelle Festival massive (edit coming soon!) and can happily report that the glacier has a heap of snow from last season's excellent snowfall, with the park supposedly able to stay open well into August. Booya!
With a bunch of frothing riders flowing through this French glacier hot spot, there will be a tonne of slick ripping going down throughout this summer, and happily French filmer Kevin Marchal looks to be embedded there for the duration. Last year Kevin started producing his White Addiction edits logging the stompers from the pros, bros, locals and visiting crowds, and we're stoked to see he's back at it for the summer 2018 season.
Episode 1 of his new edit series sees a mix of shapers and riders get busy on the multitude of kickers, rails and pipes that the crew have constructed with all that delicious summer snow. Dive in and enjoy, and stay tuned for episode 2 dropping soon...
Riders: Julien Savary, Davide Boggio, Boris Mouton, Alex Calderon, Patricia Garrida Gesso, Javier Pajares Cebrian.
Film/Edit: Kevin Marchal