Congratulations to Hampus Mosesson for winning the Air & Style in Munich, Germany!
Freddy Austbo and Thomas Harstad planned to get their early shred on in Mammoth but since the snow conditions weren't up to par, they fled to Whistler to ride some pow. Freddy Austbo is actually trying out for the Norwegian Olympic team so he'll be competing at the Grand Prix in Breckenridge and then heading out to a few more FIS contest to rank some scores. Good luck Freddy! Mean while Thomas will be following the snow.
Eric and John Jackson are hanging in Mammoth getting their sleds ready to hit up the back country. The brotha's will be filming with Standard films again this season and competing in a handful of events through out the winter such as the Sessions at Vail and alternates for the X Games.
Markku Koski is in Whistler right now training for the Olympics or at least getting ready to compete to score some points for the Olympics. Markku will be competing in a handful of the FIS competition to score enough points to make it on the Finnish Olympic team. Good luck Markku. I'm sure there are some fans out there who want to witness the 1440 again.
Janna Meyen is already gathering footage for her part in the Volcom movie. She's been at it since Baker opened up early November of this year. She's somewhere out in the back country filming and bagging shots. Way to go Janna!
Tyler Lepore has been shredding Mt. Baker as well as some of the local spots around Vancouver. He's been renovating his bathroom and getting ready to hit the road again so he's been pretty swamped...no pun intended.
There's really no disputing the cuteness factor of this photo
Leanne Pelosi and Alexis Waite are on a five-day road trip with the etnies Girl crew covering a photo shoot up the coast of Cali. They'll be stopping at random spots to cause some havoc. Their final destination will be SF and then back to the mountains. They'll be shredding Park City, UT this week to practice for the Roxy Chicken Jam. Good luck girls!
Benji Ritchie is getting his shred on back east. He's hanging out in Quebec getting his early season start at Mt. Tremblant. He'll be making his way towards the West Coast later this month so he can start filming and shooting photos again. Benji will continue to work with the White out crew this year filming all over Canada, Europe and where ever the snow drops.
Stian Solberg broke his collar bone shredding Mammoth early season. He was rushed to the hospital where he went under the knife right away scoring himself a nice titanium rod through his shoulder. He's doing fine and recovering right now back in Norway. His spirits are up and positive. Not exactly how he wanted to start the season off. Stian's planning on heading back to the states after New Years to start filming with Defective films and get back in the groove.
Jussi Tarvainen is pumped to be riding Talma. He reported that the jumps there are super fun and the spirits are at its all time high. He'll continue to film with Absinth films this season traveling back and forth from Europe to the states.
Wille Yli-Luoma has been livin’ it up in the Pacific North West. He's getting ready for the season and has been out already with the Volcom crew shredding Mt. Baker. He's pretty fired up this season since he'll be focusing on filming with the Veeco family.
Posse in effect
Check out some "behind the scenes" photos from the Maxim photo shoot in Breckenridge, CO. And be sure to check out the February issue of Maxim. You might see some familiar faces.
In other news...
Be sure to check out Leanne Pelosi in the winter issue of Salt magazine. She's been on fire lately, getting tons of coverage. I think she mentioned something about ESPN and Snowboard Canada. She also won female rider of the year from Snowboarder magazine. Congratulations "Party Pelosi!"
That's about if for now. Keep checking back for more news!