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LowSnow Riders

16 Mar

Aberdeen’s rippers Kris Bell, Lara Wood and Fin Bremner are all out in Tignes this week as part of the Low Snow Riders Project. Low Snow Riders is a progressive snowboard youth development programme aimed a shred hungry groms.  Taking rippers from the dryslope to the snow and parks of the mountains and getting them ripping there too.  Alongside head coach Ben Kinnear, guest coaches and experts will be on hand armed with top knowledge, so it will undoubtably be an awesome week!

Oakley Val Park in Tignes

Check out the blog and follow their adventures in Tignes, until then here’s an extract from day one:

Tignes Project Day 1 Edit

Groms explore Tignes, Fin’s through to Quicksilver Radar Final

The groms have dealt with early starts, no sleep, cars, busses, planes, annoying old lady, unpacking, car parking, shopping and general faffing, but by 9.30am this morning, the team were in amongst it.

The sun shone over a perfectly groomed Val Park, and the guys got a good introduction to the huge terrain that makes up Tignes, with some great pow found up high.

Loads covered today, and Fin’s progress into the Quicksilver Radar final has capped off a wicked day. The final’s this Friday, everyone’s stoked and to Fin, the news is “awesome”.

Lara Wood: “Most intense days riding I’ve ever had, amazing snow and really good weather, eel faii du soleil”

Kris Bell: “Perfect park, no marmots, lots of fun off piste bits – great to see the X Games Course”

Adam from Tignes Spirit sorted out Lara’s board this evening, which was in need of some TLC! Apparently “its not the same board, so stoked”. Nice one Adam. Kris put on a fine display of cooking tonight, movies are on now and legs are tired.

Here is a look back at yesterday’s travels, shown in an interesting edit format courtesy of Lara and Kris. Stuff from today to follow…

Check out the blog to see the edit and read the rest of the goings on out in Tignes.