19/11/2013 | by tristan | 2 comments
Whether you see it as a blight on the art of photography or you’re as addicted to it as Jack Mitrani, Instagram is definitely the place to track pro riders.
After all, they spend their lives scaling Chilean mountains, tracking sketchy couloirs in Alaska and hanging out with other pro riders. Who wouldn’t want to see what they see?
We’ve pulled together some of the raddest shots featured on some of the top pro rider’s Instagram feeds. Just a warning, you’ll be suffering from serious life envy after a good scroll through these…
N.B. Some do look a little too good to be true, so we’ve tried to select the ones most obviously taken on a phone. But hey, we’re not the Instagram police…
Deep in Northern BC with @shayneposs @ejackshreds. Damn good day boys! #jbnaturally
Such a good day up in the Mountain today! Kaunertal was fun now to Saas Fee for a day with @salomonsnowboards @samturnbull1 #snowboardeverydamnday
Most Brits don’t have the best Instagram feeds because, well, we live in the rainy UK not California or the Swiss Alps. But Jamie Nicholls is one such exception. Yeah, he’s a spends his life constantly on the road – but this looks like a pretty nice road.
Nice steep couloir entrance at @thenorthface #backstyler by @swatch kids loved it! Snapped on @gopro
OK, so this one was taken on a GoPro for sure – but we thought we’d make an exception because the POV from this snap is crazy as! Would you drop into that?
Can’t wait to get back to AK! #Photo taken by @ejackshreds with his #iphone
This iPhone shot of John Jackson pretty much blew our socks off – his brother E-Jack should have a second career as a photographer. The new Adidas team rider can stomp airs of his own, but it seems he’s pretty good at capturing them on his iPhone too!
You complete me. @hadeslife @nikesnowboarding @anon_optics @dakinenews @salomonsnowboards
This is one of our favourite banger shots from queen of the backcountry Annie Boulanger - capturing the heli/snow spray in full action. Amazing timing!
Re:gram from @nikesnowboarding of me giving the drop-in sign. Photo by @fukin_a_wright #doorsoff #tenthousandlikesalready
He may not have snapped this himself but it’s a seriously epic shot of charger Gigi Ruf about to drop this sheer vertical face. Just look at the grip on that toeside. Rather him than us…
@travelindian on the hunt #palisades
Crazy drop-offs work well with epic POV shots like this. At least you can see the escape route, right guys?
Amazing “pow day in Treble Cone yesterday… Such a spectacular view from the top! #grateful #snow #snowboarding #activities #mountains #lakes #roxy @roxy #gopro
If a single image had the power to make you to book a riding holiday right now, this would be it. Empty pistes, blue sky in the horizon and a view like that…. take us there now!
One of many views from our early in the dark morning split up! Epicness at #GAH with #mariadebari @robinvangyn @snowboardermag @thelittlethingsmovie #splitboarding #stoked!
She may hit 900s in the park and slay pow pillows like no other, but it seems Marie-France is also a bit of an artist. A landscape like this in Golden, British Columbia needs no description. Just enjoy.
And finally, this trippy snap by Travis Rice of fellow rider Rich Goodwin levitating. Work that one out.
You can rider profiles (plus a few shots of our own) on our Instagram page. We’re also giving you the opportunity to WIN A PAIR OF DRAGON APX GOGGLES, signed by none other than Mr Gigi Rüf! All you have to do is enter our Instagram competition.