We’ve all heard the old adage ‘there’s no place like home’ but Werni Stock is actually living by it. It’s all well and good jet setting around the world to enter comps and film video parts, but there’s just something special about riding your home resort with the crew you grew up riding with. Last season Werni assembled a bunch of his Zillertal homies to shoot a film paying homage to the valley they call home.
“There’s just something special about riding your home resort with the crew you grew up riding with”
Local Surroundings is shot exclusively in Austria, with the boys scoring some all-time conditions down the valley, throwing up big roosters and picking up face shots galore. A big cheese wedge provides endless opportunities and some great footage, with Tom Tramnitz going above and beyond to get the perfect shot.
A huge kicker session at Zillertal Arena is definitely one of the highlights of the movie. Werni Stock brings the goods with his trademark aerial dominance and flawless style.
“Knuckle antics and big boy spins are theirs for the taking, and they lap it up in true Austrian style”
They also head over to Mayrhofen’s famous Penken Park, often noted as one of the best in Europe and tear shit up down the huge kicker line. Knuckle antics and big boy spins are theirs for the taking, and they lap it up in true Austrian style. A classic crash reel closer reassures us that even the best riders don’t stick every trick first time. Big up yourselves boys, this is a banger. This is real snowboarding, with guys who ride just because they love it.
The Zillertal Valley has produced some incredible riders over the years, and the proof is in the pudding with this group of friends. Starring: Werni Stock, Tom Tramnitz, Mario Wanger, Tini Gruber, Benny Wetscher, Laurenz Haunschmidt, Georg Huber, Alex Walch, Wolle Nyvelt and Thomas Beckna Eberharter. Filmed & Edited by Julian Pintarelli.