Sonntag, 10. Januar 2016

BACKLINE - Photo Contest 2015 - Bewerber #01

Amateur Fotograf Dominik Wartbichler und Rider Matthias Loipold und Maximilian Schwaiger konnten herrliche Backcountry Freeskiing Tage am Kitzsteinhorn verbringen. Das Kitzsteinhorn liegt auf 3.203 Meter Höhe und bietet einen herrlichen Panoramablick.

Amateur photographer Dominik Wartbichler and riders Matthias Loipold and Maximilian Schwaiger had have amazing backcountry freeskiing days at the Kitzsteinhorn. The Kitzsteinhorn is located in Austria with an altitude of 3,203 meters - you will have a perfect overview.

Good luck!

Photographer: Dominik Wartbichler; Rider: Matthias Loipold; Location: Kitzsteinhorn, Austria
Photographer: Dominik Wartbichler; Rider: Maximilian Schwaiger; Location: Schmittenhöhe, Austria

Freitag, 1. Januar 2016

BACKLINE 2015 - Germany - Allgäu Rocks - Bonusbilder, Interviews, Portraits






Wir freuen uns, weiterführende Informationen zu der Geschichte „Allgäu Rocks“, die in der diesjährigen Ausgabe von „BACKLINE Backcountry Freeskiing Photo & Story Magazine“ publiziert wurde, hier zu präsentieren: "Allgäu – hier bin ich aufgewachsen. Genauer gesagt in Pfronten. Da bin ich daheim, hier kenne ich mich aus. Dachte ich! Bereits im Alter von zwei Jahren wurde ich von meinem Vater auf die Bretter gestellt. Seitdem bin ich infiziert. Schon als Kind liebte ich es, in den Wäldern und neben den Pisten zu fahren. Meine Freunde und ich bauten regelmäßig Sprungschanzen in den Tiefschnee. Später als alpiner Rennläufer gab es kaum Zeit für Pulverschneefreuden. Erst als ich im Alter von 19 Jahren zum Skicross wechselte, entdeckte ich das Skitourengehen für mich, und meine Leidenschaft, abseits der Pisten zu fahren, lebte wieder auf. Martin Fiala nahm mich auf die ersten Touren mit, und ich merkte, dass es im Allgäu noch einiges mehr zu entdecken gibt als präparierte Pisten."

We are happy to be able to offer you more information about the story „Allgäu Rocks“, published in the current issue of “BACKLINE Backcountry Freeskiing Photo & Story Magazine: "Allgaeu – this is where I grew up. I was raised in the town of Pfronten, to be precise. This is home; this is the place I know by heart. At least that’s what I thought! I was only two years old when my father gave me my first skis, and I have been addicted ever since. Even as a kid, I loved to ski through forests and next to the groomed slopes. My friends and I regularly built kickers in the backcountry. Later, as a professional alpine skier, I barely ever had time to ski powder. I was 19 years old when I joined the professional ski cross circuit and discovered ski touring – my passion for off-piste skiing revived. Martin Fiala invited me to join him for my first trips to the backcountry, and I realized that the Allgaeu Alps have so much more to offer than groomers."

Donnerstag, 12. November 2015

STIAN HAGEN IN NORWAY - VIDEO - BACKCOUNTRY FREESKIING

Stian Hagen, David Rosenbarger (RIP) and some friends ski touring out of the Leirvassbu cabin in the Jotunheimen Mountains of Norway.


Montag, 9. November 2015

A SKIER`S JOURNEY EP2 I VIDEO - BACKCOUNTRY FREESKIING

Great Story from Baffin Islands. High in the Canadian Arctic, 5 friends venture to the frozen fjords of North West Baffin Island during spring time. Ancient and colossal, these branching hallways of rock are the domain of seals and polar bears, and relied upon by local Inuit hunters. For visiting skiers, the fjords are nothing short of a dream. In every direction, giant couloirs ascend thousands of feet above the sea ice, weaving in between some of the tallest and cliffs on the planet. Baffin Island: A Skier's Journey EP2 [Season 2] is a step through these magical spaces.

Presented by Arcteryx.com, The GORE-TEX® Brand, and VIO-pov.com

Producer: Jordan Manley
Narrator: Chad Sayers
Additional footage: Jamie Bond/doglotion.com/
Story editor: Chad Manley chadmanley.ca/

Skiers:
Chad Sayers
Marcus Waring
Jordan Manley
Tobin Seagel
Jamie Bond

Donnerstag, 5. November 2015

TIEN SHAN I A KYRGYZ SKI ADVENTURE I VIDEO - BACKCOUNTRY FREESKIING

The movie won the Filmfest St. Anton Movie Award and was nominated for the "Explorer Award" at the Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour. It shows the story of four friends travelling to the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan in 2012. Super confident they made their way into the Tien Shan mountain range, where they were confronted with snowconditions they have never seen before...



Link: www.whiteroom-productions.com