I wanted to go back to Soelden with Untouched sometime in this season, as we had pretty successful shoot there last year. The mountains there have a lot of potential, but we could not go all out, while there was shitloads of sharks underneath.
This time we scored even better. New snow on Soelden and a promising Hochoetz resort were the bomb. It was a freeride mission basically, with our most experienced team member, Matevž Maček, and young skier, Andraž Šparovec.
We really pushed it from dusk till dawn each day, husling to get tickets, hiking woods and lines, late for the last lift everyday and then still filming scenics until sun went down.
It was hard core four days, but it payed off, like always when you put so much effort in it. More about the trip on Untouched blog…
Shooting freeride is what I love the most, probably cause anything pretty much looks great when you get loads of fresh snow, hehe.
Qparks sent Untouched crew in Soelden and it turned out to be the radest place for freeriding. Like everywhere in Alps the whole mountain could really use some hard snowfall but there was some fresh pow nontheless. We got a guide/photographer Rudi Wyhlidal, who knows this place like his own pocket and makes super great photos.
The first day the whole mountain was in a cloud so Bine, Matevž and I just checked the place out and got pumped for the second day. We woke up into a bluebird skies and it was on! We hit the gullies for breakfast, got some pow turns and then moved upper the glacier. We were looking for a nice spot to build a kicker but the snow conditions just didn`t allow big jumps while the rocks were somewhere just inches bellow the surface. But there are some really nice spots we would gladly return to…
Rudi showed us some fun pillows and smaller lines and even I got some turns in between shoots which just made my day.
Next day we were so motivated that we went back first thing in the morning and shoot some more stuff before the Freestyle Feast begun. Guys went chillin, I went filming and after such good start everything falls into place by itself… Enjoy the video!
Last weekend I have spent in Soelden for two seperate shootings for Qparks. We did some freeriding with Untouched crew (more about that in the next blog) and I had to cover Soelden Freestyle Feast 2011. It was super mellow gettogether, sunny weather, great tunes and good vibes. Goodies and some cash was handed over for best tricks and we had a blast jam session with Ooz and speaker Jonel after the showdown. Check the video for more…
It was one of the busiest weekends this season. From Thursday to Saturday I was in Soelden with Bine Žalohar and Matevž Pristavec to film a freeride shoot for Qparks and maybe get some footy for the Untouched project. Report is in the making so stay tuned for some story, photos and video.
Matevž Maček who is also a member of Untouched crew won this years Freeride Battle on Kanin and I was so stoked when I heard the news. Congratulations bro!
On Sunday the whole crew went on Sella Nevea where we built a descent sized roller and shoot some lines. I also got to try out new glidetrack which is pretty fun to play with. The shots are stacking up!