Everyone who’s been to Soelden once, knows what the resort stands for: a guarantee for snow, a sick Swatch Snowpark Soelden and sheer endless backcountry opportunities. Three guys from Slovenia couldn’t resist the call of the BIG 3s and the freeride paradise they offer: bumps, slabs, gullies, rocks … whatever a freerider’s heart desires, Bine Zaholar, Matevz Pristavec and Mitja Legat found it there.
For three days the Slovenian team stayed in Soelden not only to do the freeride clip, but also to film the Freestyle Feast 2011. In terms of backcountry shootings, they couldn’t have anyone better than park-designer and local hero Rudi Wyhlidal at their side to show them the sickest secret spots around the +3000m high peaks.
Even if on the first day some clouds were obscuring the sight, Rudi - who knows the area inside out - went with the crew to explore some possible locations for the shoot. With his guidance, Matevz, Mitja and Bine were able to get some decent shots done already on the second day. Up on 3250m, they also found the nice little fence jib but had no time left to shot it that day. Well, the early bird gets the shot! So the crew went up early, hit the fence and got the shot … nice job guys! But here’s the clip - convince yourself!