In February we were wrapping up the long trade show season. As usual our feet hurt from standing in convention centers and talking to people all day long. Talking about splitboarding is great and all, but after two straight weeks, you kind of go stir crazy. We couldn’t wait to get out into the Alps to refresh our spirits. After ISPO Munich Tyler and I decided to check out Klosters Switzerland since it’s a great name.
At ISPO we meet downhill skateboarder Patrick Switzer who live near Klosters. Patrick likes snowboarding and we like snowboarding, so we decided to shred some powder together.
The whiterooms were plenty…
It was amazing, the snow was continuously coming down and no one was on the mountain. We were only competing with ourselves for lines for three days in Klosters. We couldn’t have asked for a better tradeshow detox. Visibility wasn’t very good, but we didn’t really mind as we were generally lost in our whiterooms.
On the third day in Klosters the sun came out and we hit up Pischa Freeride Resort. Our friend Kyle Christenson came up from Chamonix to enjoy the pow in Switzerland. We rode t-bars and splitboarded along ridgelines all day long, each run was pretty neat! Splitboarding on the ridgelines was much faster than boot packing.
After riding endless pow in Klosters, we ate some raclette courtesy of Patrick and his girl friends parents.
We then hit the public transit and headed to Lucerne to meet up with Jeremy Sochin, owner of Number.One Boards and Bikes.
Tyler and Patrick waiting for the train
Jeremy has a rad shop, nestled in an old European city.
Jeremy took us to his stomping grounds of Engelberg. This place is on a different scale.
You can also buy a fancy watch at the top of the mountain.
Jeremy was a great tour guide. Every run he navigated through cliff lines and ramps. It’s great to have a local with knowledge.
A huge thanks to Jeremy Sochin and Patrick Switzer for showing us around and giving us a place to sleep. Good times!
A little video of Patrick skateboarding. He’s pretty good…