Close your eyes. Smell the sweet stench of fear. Hear the melodic buzzing of drones flying overhead. It’s not group picture day at Guantanamo Bay – it’s the Audi Nines. Whitelines is out here in Austria getting in the thick of all the action, throwing Haribo at people and generally getting into mischief.
The resorts are heaving with snowboard royalty and you can barely nip to the shops without bumping into an Olympian. The courses are absolutely insane, with the pièce de résistance being the ‘Launch Pad’ a 10m high ramp in Solden that flings the riders across a 32m gap. Looking down at it from the top of the course was so daunting that we wee’d a little bit, so actually dropping into it must have caused a few full blown pant soilings. Have a gander for yourself with this hectic GoPro course preview, it’s hard to fathom how big these features are without having a proper look.