Above: Stale Sandbech, Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi.
A handful of hours of sleep, numerous amounts of first-class snowboard performances and multiple empty bottles of hand sanitizer sums up this year’s X Games Norway. We spent the weekend in the thick of it, experiencing first-hand the joyful madness of what went down at Hafjell.
“Bluebird and freshies, the conditions were ideal, to say the least, and everyone was all smiles”
When we arrived at Hafjell Friday afternoon practice was already in full swing. Bluebird and freshies, the conditions were ideal, to say the least, and everyone was all smiles. Minor adjustments had to be made to the slopestyle course, but once that was sorted, the boys and girls were hitting the massive AF features like they were born and bred on them – features us mere mortals would never even dream to go near.
After a successful practice sesh on Friday, the athletes made sure to not pile up on the beers as Saturday was comp day. Unfortunately, the conditions we were faced with on Saturday morning weren’t as ideal as the day before. Nonetheless, this didn’t stop heaps of people from showing up to the event nor the riders from going into full send mode.