The Hillside Project is Salomon’s vision of powder riding through the lens of their riders and the shaping expertise of Wolle Nyvelt. Not all snow is created equal; powder in the Cascades is very different from powder in Niseko. Some people want to turn, others want to spin off a natural feature. This is the concept behind the Hillside Project—different boards for different terrain, snow, and riding styles.
“The Hillside Project is Salomon’s vision of powder riding through the lens of their riders and the shaping expertise of Wolle Nyvelt”
The 2021 instalment of the Hillside Project Series is filmed by David Vladyka with photography from Perly. The video contains three segments with each one focusing on Wolle Nyvelt and his time spent with each rider as he works with them to build and test prototypes based on their specific riding styles. The riders involved include Josh Dirksen, Victor Daviet, Max Buri, and Wolle himself.
“With decades of powder riding and profound expertise in shaping boards, Wolle Nyvelt has developed a refined process for creating prototypes, utilizing rider feedback and focusing on craftsmanship using the finest materials. The Hillside Project Series is a continuous pursuit in the development of authentic powder shapes, designed to reflect diversity in terrain, snow, and riding style. This is our vision of powder riding.” – US