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.
The Engadine Ski Marathon first took place in 1969. Around 900 participants back then took on the challenge and survived a 42 kilometer-long course, starting from Maloja and ending in Zuoz. Fifty years later, around 13.000 participants from over sixty countries travel to Switzerland in order to race, making the event the second biggest of its kind in the world.
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.
Many of the world’s best female and male skiers came together for the grand finale of the Suzuki Nine Royals at Watles, South Tyrol, Italy on April 1st, 2017. Under a hazy sky, the women and men proved their creativity and technical prowess to the delight of cheering crowds and judges. Over the course of two jam sessions, judges determined the winners using a unique format: a combined score of two technical tricks and one style trick. After a week of photo and film sessions, it was Andri Ragettli (SUI, ski) and Coline Ballet-Baz (FRA, ski) who topped the podiums.
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.
In super-G training in Saalbach, Austria World Cup skier Cornelia Huetter crashed. The 24-year-old Voelkl athlete suffered an anterior cruciate ligament tear in the right knee as well as a tear of the meniscus. The diagnosis was made by Austrian ski team doctor Torsten Walcher after an MRI and X-ray examination.
Madonna di Campiglio is the oldest Italian World Cup venue, as they hold a Slalom in 1966/67, the year of the foundation of the World Cup. 50 years later, the event is still running and attracting thousands of people for the traditional night race on 22nd of December.
This past January, Völkl was honored to welcome a pair of unusual Afghani athletes, Alishah Farhang and Sajjad Hosseini, to the factory in Straubing. The two are chasing the same dream: representing their country at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.