Winter is not over yet

T-shirts and spring sessions are full on, but it is not the time to store your big gun yet!

The Untouched crew is always powder hunting. We made a team trip to Austria with Grilo and Cilka Sadar, chasing after promised 35cm of fresh.

It turned out it was only half of that, but getting pow in middle of April is incredible enough. Judging by the forecast for next week there will still be plenty of opportunities!

Tons of pictures on Untouched blog

Bulgaria with the bosses

I am maybe not getting filthy rich with what I do, but I am for sure getting some sick travel opportunities!

After returning from Kosovo, I was at home for exactly two days, when Grilo gave me a call, if I would maybe like to join him on a trip to Bulgaria. Hell yeah I would like to join, the crazier the country the better!

I did not know who is coming, what we will be doing, not even if there are any serious mountains… so the surprise was even bigger. The crew was Stevie Bell, MFM and Aaron Bittner with the Snowboardermag photographers E-Stone and T-Bird. I got a little starstruck to be honest, I never thought I will be filming with the bosses of snowboarding… ever, haha.

The mountains there are banging, we just did not have the best conditions. Like Stevie said: “With a heli and 2 feet of fresh, you could fuck shit up right here!”. The peaks and valleys are filled with cullies, kicker spots and random features. We all agreed if you hit it just right, you could film a sick videopart in matter of few weeks.

We tried to get something done pretty much every day… we hiked for turns and lines… we build slush corners… we hit some rails… and we partied a lot, haha.

It was the best possible crew, everybody chilled and always up to something, not to mention the amount of laughter on a daily basis. These guys really know how to have a good time!

Thanks to Andrey Balevski and his girls, they really put a lot of effort to show us around, not just the mountain side, but also the Bulgarian culture, cuisine and lifestyle… thanks to Grilo for taking me with him and dealing with all my luggage problems… and special thanks to Bobby Green for the funniest moment of the trip… he thought he was so baked that seeing Stevie in a local bar is a halucination! Cheech and Chong adventures, haha!

Make sure to catch the Snowboardermag report somewhere in autumn, the story will be out of space!

Doublecorks with Grilo and Untouched

It was a crazy week in Flachauwinkl.

My friend Luka Stanovnik is busy shooting with Burton in Finland, so I stepped in to help filming for the next Grilosode in Flachauwinkl. You get to know every snowboarder sooner or later in such a small scene as in Slovenia, but I have never worked with him before. Filming with him reveals why his is the boss. He is a true professional, works from morning till after the sunset and is still super friendly to anyone around him.

Absolutpark built a massive jump for their team and MG got a private shoot in the morning, with helicam, sleds, supervisors and everything. You could see he was super stoked on the thing, while he was dropping hammers one after another, smiling like a kid. We did another shoot at sunset for the crazy colors shots, which was thrilling just to watch let alone filming.

In my few hour break, MG and Samo went for photos with in massive pipe and I rushed to get some tricks on tape for our Untouched project.

Pristo, Domen and Mičo shaped a big kicker and everything was pretty much set when I arrived. Nejc Slatner from and Matej Gostinčar, who were also filming with Grilo, joined me and we had shitloads of angles covered. Crew was on their toes untill the first hit, while it looked huge, but it turned out to be perfect. It was on!

All got two tricks in the bag, but MP really raised the bar with his frontside double cork 10! You see that stuff in the movies and you are thinking, “man, John Jackson is something else” but to witness it first hand and knowing you maybe got the ender shot in middle of January, made this day the best one in my season…