When you’re talking about surfing spots, Hawaii probably enjoys the same value as Canada among freeriders in the snowboarding scene: a Mecca of the sport with close to perfect conditions. But given that Canada isn’t made for everybody’s budget and Germany’s higher elevations are quite solid in terms of snow, you don’t always have to travel as ambitious pow hunter. That’s why Red Bull athlete Marco Smolla and six of the best German snowboarders went on a splitboard mission to check out the Bavarian backcountry and to savor freeriding in front of their own doorstep. And in fact they found untouched slopes, idyllic huts and unforgettable moments at home.
Riders: Marco Smolla, Christophe Schmidt, David Benedek, Tobi Strauss, Fips Strauss, Luis Eckert, Elias Elhard, Xaver Hoffmann.