On the next weekends in Advent we present you four episodes of Freeride Deluxe, a documentary about skiing or snowboarding off-piste. The most successful riders from the German-speaking world bring you closer to the fascination of deep snow. Freeride Deluxe shows in fascinating shots the best powder spots in Austria.
Credit: Damüls Tourismus
Scientists from disciplines such as physics, meteorology, sociology, sports science and more try to describe and explain the emotional experience of the riders. For example, the feeling of "floating on the deep snow" by Prof. Dr. Thomas Schrefl is explained due to the physical findings. The internationally well-respected avalanche researchers Dr. Rudi Mair and DI Patrick Nairz give insight into their work and useful tips on how to convey the most common risk patterns in free skiing.
In addition, local features of the areas are discussed: In St. Anton - the cradle of skiing, the development of freeriding is shown. Damüls, the snowiest village in the world, it goes all around the theme of snow. At Kitzsteinhorn innovative safety systems are a subject and in Fieberbrunn "freeriding as a competitive sport" is at the center.
In the first episode of Freeride Deluxe, Aline Bock leads us to the snowiest village in the world, Damüls im Walsertal. Fitting to the location, the topic is the basis for a good ride day: The snow.
Episode 2 of Freeride Deluxe plays in St. Anton am Arlberg / the cradle of Alpine skiing. Topics are risk management and the proper safety equipment and of course the history of freeriding.
The third part of Freeride Deluxe leads us to Kitzsteinhorn. This glacier ski resort is a leader in innovative safety facilities for freeriders.
The fourth and last episode of Freeride Deluxe is about freeriding as a competition. Fieberbrunn ist the only tour stop of the Freeride Worldtour in Austria and one of the highlights of the tour.
more information: www.freeridedeluxe.com