アーサー・ロンゴなどが楽しそうにセッションしている模様『Schnapps, gaps and endless laps in Les 2 Alpes! 』がアップされた。
Life isn’t always better in board shorts… If you’re a snowboarder you gotta put on your snow pants at least ONCE every summer to truly feel alive. (Unless you’re a Viking from Norway, like Torgeir Bergrem. Then you’ll ride in shorts at 3600 metres above sea level)
And this is exactly what a fine handful of the Volcom Euro team did last week. We raced all the way from the beaches of Hossegor to the glacier of Les 2 Alpes, 900km away, thinking we’d be smart & escaping the heat, only to be greeted by +42 degrees in Grenoble. Madness.
But even in that temperature, the glacier up at 3600m stayed in remarkable shape.. Hats off to the Volcom-wearing shapers for an amazing job done… Day in day out.
If you’ve never been to Les Deux Alpes, then shame on you.. There’s NO BETTER PLACE to ride in Europe in Summer. Sure, Saas Fee gets good, and so does Zermatt. But in terms of multitude of park features, vertical drop, half pipe(s) and last but not least, aprés-riding activities down in the village, no other resort even comes close. Skating (several parks), swimming and perving on chicks at the pool or one of many nearby lakes, downhill cycling, trampolines, hitting the bars, or doing 101 other sports I won’t even start listing here, Les 2 Alpes truly has it all. It is the most complete summer riding resort in Europe. Period.. If in doubt of what to do or what’s going on, stopping by the Volcom store is always a smart move. Local legend and shop manager Yannick Amevet, of infinte Absinthe Films fame, is always up to date on what’s going on, where the cheapest beer is to be had, which girl NOT to perv on and mucho more. And he is happy to share his knowledge with you. So do swing by.
Now if only some rich Russian or Arab oligarch would also install a wave park, there’s would be no need to trek to the beach at all anymore, as Les Deux Alpes would be the most complete travel destination in the world.
Having local resident & hero (he hates being referred to as a hero, so please call him that if you meet him) Arthur Longo as our guide, showing us the ropes and all his secret spots is priceless. Moderately comparable to Jimmy Hendrix teaching you chords or Michael Jordan giving you pointers on how to shoot hoops.