Two of the world's best park skiers; Øystein Bråten and Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen joined up with Freeskier and Mountain Guide Stian Hagen to be mentored into backcountry skiing. They spent the week in Leivassbu lodge in the Norweigian, Jotunheimen mountains, to learn about avalanche safety and backcountry travel. Judging by the smiles on their faces, we will be seeing more of them outside the park in the future.
Andri Ragettli has risen to become one of the top Slopestyle skiers in the world. This episode takes a close and personal look into how this happened, his story from past, to present to now looking to the future goals. Andri comes from Laax Switzerland where skiing runs in his family, his blood, it is in his history, it is his life. We also check out his biggest highlight from last season at the Nine Royals where he was the first person in the world to landed a Quad Cork 1800.
In 2018 the Nine Knights & Queens events transform into The Audi Nines. The first event of this revamped series features a revolutionary SlopeX course combining slopestyle and snow-cross elements. The first Audi Nines are hosted by Sölden in Tyrol, Austria from the 9th to the 14th of April 2018.
Andri Ragettli has released VLOG2. From now on Andri will keep us updated what's happening in his life in the lead up to the olympics. Mostly the videoblog will be about skiing competitions and training but also school, events and private life. In this episode he goes to the Milan City Big Air and there is a pro model shades giveaway.
It was an impressive event with Voelkl Marker Dalbello team riders Øystein Bråten winning the men’s event and Jennie- Lee Burmansson winning the ladies. The FIS World Cup Slopestyle was held on the Stubai Glacier in Austria and was the first slopestyle event in the Northern hemisphere.
Join Stian Hagen with Austin Ross and Nadine Wallner on a train journey across the Norwegian landscape in search of ski touring and beautiful scenery. Departing Oslo, the group connected to the world famous Flåm Railway in Myrdal to explore the local ski touring before departing to Bergen.
This was the first World Cup Big Air event for the season. The Big Air is located on a former site of Milan’s Expo and is one of the most exciting venues on tour, just 10km from the center of Milan. The riders drop in on a 40m competition ramp.
While winter has arrived in central Europe and in North America, Lapland has been enjoying winter conditions for a few weeks now and Levi hosted a ladies’ and a men’s slalom the past week-end, on the 11th and 12th November.
Andri Ragettli has released his first Video Blog- Vlog (School & Prime Park), you can now follow Andri on his journey to the approaching Olympics. This episode is about his school and training in Stubai, Austria. He will release a new episode every 2 weeks so stay tuned for more great edits to come in the lead up to the Winter Olympics.
The Marker Voelkl Freeski team win the GOLD and BRONZE medals at the XGames Slopestyle in ASPEN on the weekend. It is a dream come true for the Norwegian Oystein Braaten who had a stomping run taking the GOLD medal.