Mario Kaepelli goes big in Alberg during low tide, here’s what photographer Rudi Wyhlidal had to say about the shot:
“Usually Alberg is ‘the place to be’ in Tyrol for backcountry riding, but last season was different. It was one of the worst winters I’ve ever known, and Alberg (like all of the Alps) was missing the snow. However, this made the resort look a little different to normal, and opened up some spots that weren’t there when there was more snow.
“This was taken at a super-secret zone famous for sunset shots, so when the time is right everything has to happen really quickly.
“On this special day, the cloud was doing all the work for us.Even if Mario [Kaepelli] had done a boring no-grab straight air, it would have still looked sick. But as he is a professional, he threw some bangers like this down for us.
“The biggest challenge for the crew always comes after the session: going down through the woods in the dark…”
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