Sri Lanka

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After some intense training weeks in Switzerland. I enjoyed three weeks in Sri Lanka. It was great experience, we had some amazing sessions in the water and a lot of fun discovering the countryside.

 

Views From the 7th

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After my school exams, I needed holidays on the snow! I met these lovely ladies for the Views from the 7th session in Whistler. I had such an amazing time in Canada- thanks a lot to Spencer O’Brien for the organization!

Check out the edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmhMJG1y0RE

Passion Life Snowboarding

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Stay tuned, tomorrow my little documentation about my snowboard career goes online.

Super stoked to make this project reality! A big thanks to Roland Ogg from Recognize Films who helped me realizing it  and but all the clips together!!

Stay tuned….

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Picture by Gaudenz Danuser for a Mons Royale Shooting

Laax Open- X Games- Big Air Boston and Quebec

Time flies by too fast – I just realized that I haven’t been posting for a little while. A little recap from the last three weeks.

Laax Open, my home event was one to remember for ever! It was such a cool event, with a lot of cool concerts, side events and good friends. Unluckily I missed finals in SS – less then one score point. The Laax Open was again “open for every one to join” (not like the past few years) I competed in the pipe contest- haven’t had a training day till then- but it was all about the fun and unbelievable I got 10th!

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X-Games, after a long decision I went to the games as an alternated rider. I knew it will be hard to get in the field of 8 girls but i tried it- luckily no one got hurt but sadly I couldn’t compete. But it was worth going over to Aspen! I love this wonderful village in the mountain, so many cool little stores and galleries! And of course I had a really good training there!!

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Boston and Quebec, the City Big Airs- I don’t know what I should ride down- because my performances were really bad! I hoped to get some good results on this trip but I couldn’t land my tricks clear and got in both big airs 8th. Not too bad but as an athlete you definitely want to stand on the podium! The whole trip was kind of interesting- the Boston big air was held in the Fenway park, the home place from the Red Sox Team- it was great to ride in such a historical baseball stadium. Quebec was so cold that I couldn’t see a lot of the city- sadly because this french Canadians are one of the nicest and friendliest people on earth!!

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Now I’m on my back home for hopefully some powder shredding with my friends…

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Interview at Reverse Magazine

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Happy 2016 to everyone – it’s going to be a good one!

And here we are guys, 2016 has arrived! New resolutions, big plans and waiting for snow to finally hit Europe.

Every New Year’s Eve, we think, “this is it, this year is going to be epic!” So work to make your dreams come true and don’t forget this wish over the upcoming months.

To begin the year, we went to see our old friend Sina Candrian to share some memories. Sina is the rider who helped give Reverse the opportunity to rise, and her freshness has always inspired us — and many others.

A TALK WITH SINA CANDRIAN

Sina, you have been working with Reverse since day one. What is your impression of the mag at the end of this year?
Happy Birthday, Reverse Mag! I have seen this baby grow and gain character, becoming more professional, more artsy, more self-confident (in a positive way) and for sure more fun to read! I really like the way it’s going. Reverse really captures the freestyle scene. In every article, you can see how much passion and energy the staff invests in making it a perfect and interesting one. So big ups to Nicki and Ale! They believed in their concept and made a lot out of it. There were hard times and good times, but they always fight for the best and work toward the improvement of the magazine. Thank you for doing this.

What do you think about the year 2015? Best and worst memories?
2015 was a crazy year. I mean in general and not only for myself. Personally, on the snowboarding side, I had a really cool year. I came back after my back injury pretty strong, so I could join every big event. I also got the opportunity to film a lot in Laax for the crap show and the girls’ after-party video. I taught during spring, which gave me a lot of power and motivation to start studying again. As I said, it was a really interesting year for me. On the other hand, the world struggled this last year: Nepal experienced a massive earthquake and a lot of families lost their homes. In addition, there are more refugees worldwide now (over 60 million) than there have been since the Second World War, so I hope the world shifts into a better place for all those people.

December: NO SNOW! What is your point of view? What’s the plan?
It’s really crazy, the mountains look like it’s spring. No snow and there’s nowhere to ride powder anywhere in Europe. My plan is to make the best out of this situation. I’m really lucky to call Laax home. They made a lot of snow beginning of the season, so they had enough artificial snow to build a cool park. The jump and the park are sick — so it’s a lot of fun to cruise through it!

The situation is a little bit frustrating for sure, but that’s how we treat nature. Climate change is not just a phrase, it’s a reality. We need to act now and change our lifestyles, otherwise we will run into a big problem.

Plan for this year?
There are a lot of plans, or let’s say a lot of ideas. Maybe too many to make a really realistic plan! I will study again and hope to finish school, finally.

Snowboarding-wise, I honestly hope I can find a new outerwear sponsor. At the moment it’s hard to get one! Otherwise, I just go with the flow. Of course, I will ride some competitions in the USA, China and Europe but I will also try to organize some different stuff. For example, Recognize Film and I will work on a web episode this winter.

Mainly, I’m planning to film a lot at home and try to capture the best moments, which I hope to gather into an interesting story.

Your New Year resolutions?
Work harder, live more and give back! I don’t really have any resolutions but I’ll try to be more open-minded, try to not judge anything until I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Always stay true to yourself and be nice to others! Happy 2016 to everyone — it’s going to be a good one!

 

Thank you to Sina and all the riders, artists and people who support Reverse! 
Remember: This year will be E-P-I-C !!!
Nicki & Ale

 

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early morning photo session on the mountain

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Laax is one of the most innovative ski resorts on the world. We do not have a lot of snow here at the moment. But the mountain crew gives their best to prepare the slopes and parks as good as it goes. It’s a pleasure to snowboard in Laax at the moment. There were a lot of rumors we do not have snow and you can’t ski- thats not true! At the moment it’s hard to find any powder but the slopes are in a very good condition!!

As well Laax opens the mountain an hour early (till 4th of January)! I went up on the first gondola at 7.30 for several times and enjoyed seeing the sun rising from the top of the mountains- unforgettable view! If you have the chance- go for a early morning ride!

And my wish for 2016? Let it snow!!