I arrived home from France a few days ago. Obviously the first thing everyone wants to know is: "how was your trip?". Well I quickly realized after explaining it over and over that there's probably a few of you out there that have been sitting by the computer night and day waiting for me to post something about my trip.
Chamonix France is the epicenter for world class riding, skiing, mountaineering and all things extreme you can do on a mountain. The problem for us was that there was barely any snow and we are not mountaineers no matter how badass we think we are in the Whistler backcountry. So we did what any red blooded snowboarders would do: We drank a lot of beer and had some fun in the spring time conditions. Here's a small gallery of shots that kind of sums up life on the road, or at least life in France when there is no snow.
Like I said, Chamonix is really extreme. This poor person didn't quite make it down the mountain in one piece. Or maybe they just drank too much and lost their pants...........
The local taxi service.
Ok so there was a little bit of snow but you had to be a mountain goat to enjoy it.
Ok so there was a little bit of snow and we did manage to get some shots but this snow was pretty much farmed from all the surrounding runs to make a good park set up. The DC Europe guys did an insane job putting this all together.
In the picture below I am standing on the middle jump of the picture above looking at the landing. Why not throw a sick mini ramp in there.
Ok so there wasn't that much snow..............
This is by far the scariest place I've ever been in my life. The Aiguille du Midi. Some psychos built this on top of the peak of the mountain back in the 1800's. It's literally impossible to imagine how they did that back in those days. Today you just take a tram up there and eat pizza and drink red wine.
It's on top of a peak like this.
We did a lot of this.
And there were a lot of these.
These two are the reason I have grey hairs on my head, aka, Stress Pubes. Check their blog, it's pretty entertaining. Polar Opposites
Everybody is a photographer/filmmaker these days. Lauri Heiskari has some skills with the camera. Check out his blog: Lauri Good Times
Random Euro street shot.
Ode to skate photographer Grant Brittain.
Life on the road is so glamourous..................