THE DESERT SESSION | Presented by Nidecker Snowboarding

Snowboarding In A Saharan Sand Storm

Nidecker snowboards just dropped their latest masterpiece – THE DESERT SESSION. Filmed in March 2022, when a Saharan storm deposited desert sand over the Alps, some of the Nidecker & Flow team – Christoffer Granbom and Shin Biyajima, led by Emilien Badoux – were on hand in the Swiss Alps to ride the unique snow, splitboarding to the Cabane du Trient and descending an east-facing couloir on the Pointe d’Orny.

“Nidecker snowboards just dropped their latest masterpiece – THE DESERT SESSION”

Although the phenomenon isn’t unusual, in the last few winters it has occurred on a previously unseen scale, a consequence of increasingly frequent extreme weather events caused by climate change, reminding us once again of the damage caused by climate change.

To do their part, 1% of everything Nidecker sells goes to nonprofits in the trenches like Protect Our Winters, who bridge the gap between love of the outdoors and climate activism, in order to hold those in power to account.

Aerial photography: Ed Blomfield
Film & edit: Samuel McMahon
Music: ‘Phantasm’ by The Mirage Marauders, released February 25, 2022

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