we follow the call to fieberbrunn

some of austrias best freeriders followed the call to fieberbrunn on jauary 9th to attend the first ever linecamp. "freeridecoaching by freeridepros" was the idea of this event i had thought about for a some time.
together with mitch tölderer, world tour skiing head judge jon orarböck i tried to pass on 10 years of experience in freeride contests and filming around the world to the next generation of riders. but it was also just a super relaxed cometogether and freeridesession. max zipser and dani regensburger from innsbruck, skiers flo köfer and matthias haunholder are just a few of the names. 
thanks a lot to the bergbahnen fieberbrunn for the support and wolfgang and elko for the great hospitality!
here are some impressions...

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siiiiiiiiiick powder here in the vilage of krasnaya poliana near the black sea!
so the good news is - we get to ride 1 meter of fresh pow.
the "bad" news is - comp is delayed to probably wednesday.
at the bib  draw today i got number 7, which is great - i will get an alomst untracked mountain!
more news soon...

freunde unter sich

gestern startete die innsbrucker freeride-gang mit mitch tölderer, max zisper, dani regensburger, alex hoffmann und mir einen kleinen ausflug in ein nicht so bekannts gebiet, und die lange anreise wurde belohnt mit einigen unverspurten couloirs. mit uns am weg neo-innsbrucker jon orarböck, seines zeichens alter schwede und freund von skiercross seriensiegerin karin huttary (hey jon dein deutsch ist schon echt gut, du zipfel). a bisserl intelligenter schaun musst du noch lernen (-:

die location muss aus sicherheisgründen leider geheim bleiben.....

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just before Christmas, my clothing sponsor VAUDE made us teamriders go to the canary islands for a photoshoot. we caught a few waves, hiked around the teide, spains highest peak with 3.718 meters and had a lot of fun.

pics to be online soon

alpsolut fun presented in a video

this summer i managed to make my first B.A.S.E.jumping video, together with my buddy andy raciz and the crew of alpsolut , hannes and uli. we had great fun producing it and i think you will have fun watching it. the action takes plase around the st. wolfgang lake, on of the most beautiful areas of austria. the movie is called "seitensprünge" and you can see  it out on youtube HERE

have fun!

philosophical freeriding ...

servus miteinander,

at the end of the 2008 season, we went up the hills one more time to produce a funny video, which can best be described as "philosophical freeriding".
check it out on youtube HERE.

winter has arrived with record snowfalls on the south side of the alps, and the 2009 tour is coming closer! below are all the dates for the tour and its qualifiers, with detailed info as alwas on

The stages of the Freeride World Tour 2009 (FWT)
20 - 25 January: Nissan Russian Adventure- Sochi, Russia
27 February - 5 March : Nissan Tram Face - Squaw Valley USA – New event
8 -14 March: Nissan Freeride de Tignes, France
20 - 29 March: Nissan Xtreme – Verbier 09, Switzerland

The Freeride World Qualifier 2009 events (FWQ)

30 January-2 February: The North Face Masters of Snowboarding – Snowbird (USA) – Sister event* of the Nissan Tram Face Squaw Valley (USA)
5-15 February:
 Scott Big Mountain Fieberbrunn (AUT), sister event of the Nissan Freeride de Tignes (FRA)
13-16 Februar
y: The North Face Masters of Snowboarding – Crested Butte (USA), sister event of the Nissan Tram Face – Squaw Valley
February: Freeride de Chamonix (FRA)
19-22 February
: Winter Mysticxperience (ITA) Monte Rosa
19-22 February
The Tram Face Golden Ticket, Squaw Valley (USA), sister event of the Nissan Tram Face – Squaw Valley USA
6-8 March:
 The North Face Masters of Snowboarding – Kirkwood (USA)
4-7 March:
 Salomon Extreme Freeride Championships - Taos, New Mexico (USA)
13-18 March
Nendaz Freeride (SUI), sister event of the Nissan Xtreme – Verbier 09 (SUI)
31 March-5 April:
 Jasna Adrenaline (SK)
22-26 Apri
l: Röldal Freeride Challenge (NOR)sister event of the Nissan Russian Adventure, Sochi 2010

do you think you are extreme?

or funny?

well i do do not think so.

but he is: xavier rosset!
he spends 9 months on an island in the south pacific.
what is so special about it???
he is..... ALONE
and only brought a nife and a machete to survive.

click HERE to get to his website and listen to his messages, which he uploads to this site by satellite phone every once in a while. by the way - that phone only works one way...
respect, xavier!!!!!!

preparing for the worst case...

ab 28. november gibt es auf der innsbrucker seegrube die avalanche safety sessions in kooperation mit, der alpinen werkstartt innsbruck.

im eigenen lawinen-suchfeld geht es im gegensatz zu anderen freeridecamps bei uns nicht um die einschätzung der lawinensituation, sondern es werden mithilfe modernster elektronik sowohl einzel- als auch mehrfachverschüttungen nach einem lawinenabgang simuliert.

bei übungen mit vergrabenen puppen können die teilnehmer den ernstfall proben, der anschließend per videoanalyse ausgewertet wird.

Am 28. und 29. November sind auch andere Pros vor Ort, um überlebenswichtige Tipps zu geben.

Termine: 28.11. und 29.11. 10-15 Uhr (danach und bei Gruppen ab 5 Personen jederzeit auf Anfrage)
Location: Innsbrucker Segrube
Kosten: Euro 20.- pro Person
Mehr Info: alpinwerkstatt innsbruck  0650.9221010

click into the picture and fly with me from the almost 3000 m high birg mountain near interlaken down to the lauterbrunnen valley...

flying over magnificient swiss alps scenery

click on the link below and watch some good flying action in front of the impressive backdrop of the swiss alps:

traditional tyrolean mountain sports company

has been a traditional tyrolean mountain sports company for generations. the new team around markus koller focuses on special products such as high tech hiking poles, skins, special backbags and - important for us snowboarders - canting plates. since (after a big injury a few years ago) i can bend my right ankle 5 degrees less than my left one, it is only thanks to kohla`s canting plates i can still ride 100%.

check out kohla`s products on

offical version:

special vip-version edited by bani:

(click on outdoor games - team austria)

have fun!

stewart knowles' magic...

stuart knowles did his magic again and here is the result - another interactive shot, this time surfing at the standing wave of the inn river in silz, 3o minutes west of innsbruck

news from flying across the alps!

after 2 weeks of flying in the spain pyrenees at the beginning of june i went on to the swiss alps for 2 weeks and i participated in the acrobatics event in villeneve, switzerland and finished 4th! 
i still have to improve my loops, then next year an even better result should be possible!

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