Challenging off-piste, incredible backcountry, world-class resorts and unique cultural experiences make Europe the ultimate destination for a freeride snowboard and ski tour. The sheer number of resorts in Europe means that once you arrive in a major transit hub, it's a relatively short drive or flight until you can access pretty much any kind of terrain that you could hope for. There are roughly 1200 resorts in Europe which would make it one of the biggest shreddable expanses in the world. Thanks to these massive ski areas, the statistical chances of scoring freshies for days are a lot higher. The countless small, hidden resorts across Europe mean that folk spread out way more. And unless you’re heading to one of the major freeride areas like Chamonix, your every day European skier or snowboarder just isn’t as powder hungry as their North American or Australian/Kiwi counterparts. All of this, of course, adds up to way more fresh tracks and faceshots for you and I. One of the other great reasons to ski or snowboard in Europe is the culture. There are countless alpine towns and villages that live and breathe the mountains, where the locals have lived and worked in these mountain towns all their lives. We’re talking about the families that farm the valleys in the off-season and the small-town shop and bar owners – all who will have ridden the local hills since they were old enough to walk.
Spend a week snowboarding above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland with expert local backcountry guide and Finnish pro snowboarder Antti Autti. You'll get to explore the resort and backcountry zones in Pyhä-Luosto which is Antti's home, while enjoying breathtaking views and the Arctic winter atmosphere. This region has some of the most versatile backcountry terrain that Finland has to offer.
The Austrian Tyrol is home to some of the biggest resorts in the world however, some of the best powder days can be had in smaller 'locals' resorts which get overlooked. These are our secret spots where you'll still find powder days after a storm. Our Innsbruck guides are on-hand to give you that local intel and put you in the right spot each day for the best snow. You’ll get to shred some of the most insane terrain in Europe with incredibly beautiful backdrops. Explore incredible freeride resorts by day and have all the nightlife and restaurants just steps from your hotel after dark.
ARCTIC ROAD TRIP
We spend 10 days travelling through Finnish Lapland visiting the Arctic's best resorts. You’ll get to witness spectacular landscapes, frozen lakes and stunning Arctic fells and we'll stop off at the most northern ski areas of Europe including; Pyhä-Luosto, Saariselkä, Levi, Ylläs and Ounasvaara. Plus you'll get to experience husky and snowmobile safaris, ice-fishing, snow surfing and bask in the amazing natural beauty of the Northern Lights.
Lying in the heart of the shadowy Central Asian ‘Stan’ states, Uzbekistan is bordered by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. On this tour we ride the western Tien Shan Ranges. The snow is dry and stable, even on very steep slopes. The diversity of the terrain, light dry, snow and breathtaking views will make it a destination you will want to return to. Our local guides will make sure the descents are the best of of your season, or maybe even your life.
A unique trip to the home of European snowboarding in LAAX, Switzerland. This tour is hosted by Ingemar Backman who will show you why this is one of the best freeride and freestyle resorts in Europe. You'll also get to ride with Laax local and all-time legend Nicolas Müller. We've timed this trip to run during the legendary Sudden Rush Banked Slalom. Expect to see European snowboarding legends and local shredders compete. Whether you want to watch the action for the sidelines or are keen to enter, this trip is about bringing snowboarders together, having a blast and shredding with like-minded people.
ITALY ROAD TRIP
This is going to be a road trip filled with snowboarding, powder, great food & vino! Arrive into Milan and be transported to a remote freeride paradise tucked away deep in the mountains of the Alta Valtellina and bordering Switzerland. We then travel to the Dolomites where we will ride the iconic Sellaronda. The villages we visit are packed with authentic alpine charm in every nook and cranny. Spend your days snowboarding and your afternoons and evenings visiting the regions most authentic après bars and our favourite locally owned restaurants.
SWEDISH LAPLAND & NORWAY
Our journey begins 100 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. We road trip through the northernmost regions of Sweden and Norway, stopping at all the iconic snowboarding destinations including Dundret (home to snowboarding legends Ingemar Backman and Johan Olofsson), Narvik, Riksgränsen and Björkliden. You'll experience Arctic life and Sami culture in Gällivare and ride a snow cat to the highest mountain lodge in Sweden for a traditional Lappish dinner and party at at the famous apres bars.
Spend a week chasing snow with us in Innsbruck, the snowboarding capital of Tyrol. You'll feel as if you have discovered your own personal snowboarding wonderland. There is no other city in Europe where you can snowboard world-class resorts by day, and have the culture, nightlife and restaurants just steps from our hotel at night. For a local perspective, you'll stay in old town Innsbruck so you can immerse yourself in the culture as well as enjoy the vibrant hustle and bustle.