Best video shots of the Big Mountain event at the Swatch Skiers Cup 2013 in Zermatt, Switzerland. Featuring Team Europe's own: Kaj Zackrisson, Sverre Liliequist, Markus Eder, Richard Permin, Nicolas Vuignier, Paddy Graham and Fabio Studer. Opposed to Team Americas: Cody Townsend, KC Deane, Rory Bushfield, Charley Ager, Josh Daiek, Logan Imlach, Tim Dutton and Greg Lindsey.
This year, I'm sadly parting from my 2003 (!) Dynastar Legend 8000 that have proven unbelievable skis with exceptionnal longevity. While they were still decent in powder (in spite of their roughly estimated 400 days out), it was no longer possible to even finish a run on dense groomed snow: they just had become too soft.
After having been recommended Black Crows by a guide I skied with over the last Christmas break (Fred Buttard in Val d'Isere - a great guide), I tried several alternatives including the Black Crow Orb but the Camox are such a pleasure to turn and ride that this was a no-brainer.
Photographer Vesa Lehtimäki's fanboy nostalgia for Star Wars led him to conceive Lego On Hoth -- a make-believe series of photo-vignettes in which he describes the down-time, high-jinx and rigamarole in the daily lives of Imperial and Rebel forces.
Guillaume Decugis's insight:
Nice (and funny) pics to keep you waiting before the next winter.