The 2016 had a weird winter season: the snow came pretty late and it was not easy at all to find good spots for freeride.
Simon: Seiser Alm, Alpe di Siusi
Ethan: Nordkette Innsbruck
Simon: Backside Air, forever!
Simon: Pillows and slashes, love that!
Simon: I was born in Ora, now I live in Val Gardena
Ethan: I was born in Japan, come from Germany/America and live in Innsbruck, Austria
We met at a shooting for Forum in Austria back in the days, must have been like 6 years ago, and we filmed together for Isenseven, good times!
Simon: Yes I’ve been in Norway for 2 weeks filming for Isenseven, I was on a glacier and happened that we got stucked for one week in the middle of nowhere (laughs) and in the end we had to ride down with our snowboards because all the food and water was finished.. this was my first experience in a campervan! I also went on a surfing trip around Sardinia, Italy, that was very cool!
Ethan: I have, and I love it. RV trip in Colorado in January, it was fucking cold but.. we drank lots of RV juice to keep warm!
Simon: This close contact will help us to know each other very well for sure... and well.. if someone smells, not a big deal, after some time we won’t notice it anymore!! Ahah
Ethan: Haha that is true, I will get to know these kings very well on this trip. But there is nothing to declare, I have a chill little closet bed where I can close the curtains, so I won’t notice any sleepwalking or snoring!
Simon: It depends, sometimes I love to be a lone wolf and get lost on the mountains by myself.. but I also love parties, it depends on the mood!
Ethan: Both, I can be both.
Simon: Ahah this is a good question! Probably my best party skill is that I don’t feel much the hangover and the day after I can do my things anyways!
Ethan: Yeah me too, that was one of my best accomplishments this season for sure! Otherwise I am known for headbanging on the dancefloor, that is a hard skill to master.
Snow has been kind of shitty, but if you look around a bit and with a bit of luck, you can always find the best snow.
Simon: Always two, everytime, you never know what can happen.
Ethan: I think I packed 3.
Simon: Toothbrush and sleeping bag, very important! And obviusly bindigns, boots and all you need for snowboarding.. you don’t really need a towel because probably we’ll never have a shower (laughs)
Ethan: ....Don’t forget to bring a towel! (laughs)