Close your eyes and imagine for just a moment that the world wasn’t in the sweaty clutches of a deadly global pandemic. You haven’t spent the last few months gritting your teeth whilst watching world leaders bluster through shitty press reports and blowing smoke up your ass on a daily basis. You’ve never even heard of Wuhan…. It’s a hot spring day, the sun is shining, the snow is slushy, and the music is pumping. You’re in Laax, ripping P60 with the homeboys with cold beers in hand- life doesn’t get much better than this. Alas, ‘tis but a dream and you’re stuck inside watching reruns of Oprah and slowly descending into alcoholism but you can live vicariously through this mega edit of YES. Snowboards rider Ilias Van Hoof.
“You’re in Laax, ripping P60 with the homeboys with cold beers in hand”
Belgian badboy Ilias took some time in between comp riding and tore Laax a new one earlier this season with his crew. Mother Nature being the wily mistress that she is, gave the boys a whole seasons worth of weather in less than a week. Expect some tasty rail riding, a bit of powder pillow heaven and enough juice to tide you over until your next shred fix.
“Expect some tasty rail riding, a bit of powder pillow heaven and enough juice to tide you over until your next shred fix”
If you haven’t been to Laax yet, you’re missing out. It’s home to some of Europe’s finest freestyle features and off piste riding. Touted as possibly the ‘greenest’ resort in the world, they’re committed to reducing their ecological footprint as much as possible and hope to become the world’s first self-sufficient winter resort. Check out our full report on Laax’s greenstyle initiatives here.
Filmed & Edited By Gidi Pridan
Additional Filming: Colden Rand & Lorenzo Peeters
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