What sounds better than piling into a van filled with all your mates and heading off for a snowboarding adventure round some of Europe's finest hidden gems?

What sounds better than piling into a van filled with all your mates and heading off for a snowboarding adventure round some of Europe's finest hidden gems? Not much...

That was the plan behind Route One's team trip round Switzerland, Italy and Austria in March this year, with the full story documented for a future issue of WL, out later in the season.

But of course in this digital age photos aren't enough anymore, so here is the official trip edit featuring Will Radula-Scott, Cody Hierons, Si Belson and Rowan Biddiscombe, produced by Ben Marshall.

Confronted with rather more snow than they were expecting for a spring trip, the guys braved the cold - and inevitable smells that come part and parcel with cramming six pairs of snowboard boots into a confined space - and ventured forth on a trip they're unlikely to forget.

Lest we forget, fun times spent in amazing places are as much a part of snowboarding as the turns themselves - it's the essence. Watch this and try not to get too jealous...