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This year was awesome for riding powder in Switzerland. The best thing about it was that I didn’t have to fly anywhere to find good pow. I could basically stay at home and let the nature do its work. As I stopped riding competitions after the Olympics last winter, I could enjoy the pow to the fullest without having thoughts on missing out trainings or competitions.

We had some awesome days in my hometown over Christmas where we could ride powder everyday in my home ski resort Scuol or touring near by.

I grew up in Vnà, a small village in the mountains of Switzerland. The village has 60 habitants, so I know everyone by name. Some oft he houses are empty and the village was our playground when we where kids.

This is when I had first thoughts about doing a film project in the village where I grew up. When PeakFrames asked me if I would like to do a film project with them, I had a plan.

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When we could start to film unfortunately most snow in the village had already melted. As we still wanted to film something there, we had the idea to drop from a roof because there was still some snow up there. After the post man drove two times over the landing with his car and we prepared it again, our friendly neighbour let me climb up the roof and get the shot.

The first two days filming in my hometown where pretty intense. We did two other spots near my hometown and one turned out to be a lot of fun as I could ride it first as a quarter and then as a jump where I did a backside air.

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A week later we got lucky as it snowed again. My friends Isabel Derungs and Irene Schweizer joined me for one of the most fun powder days in my home ski resort Scuol. We did some hikes to find untracked snow where we could film some sprays, turns and butters.

The day after we decided to do a backcountry jump. We didn’t have too much time as the bad weather and fog came in quickly. It was the last short window of light when I decided to do a backflip. I landed the backflip far down the landing with the last bit of sunlight. Afterwards it got so foggy that we decided to leave the spot.

It was a really good experience and so much fun to film with PeakFrames, Isabel Derungs and Irene Schweizer. A huge thanks to everyone involved and to everyone supporting and believing in us.

 

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My name is Elena Koenz and I am a professional Snowboarder from Engadin, Switzerland. Leading a life close to nature and the mountains has inspired me to give back to preserve our mountains for future generations. This is why I am an ambassador for Protect Our Winters Switzerland.

For this season I was able to design my own pro model for West, the Swiss snowboard brand I ride for. The design is a result of a collaboration between the artist Rips1 and myself. This is my board I use all-day every day for playing on the slopes, jibbing and jumping and having fun.

As a small step in the right direction, I decided to donate 1% of revenue generated with the sale of this board to Protect Our Winters Switzerland. POW mobilizes the outdoor community against climate change. More information on http://www.protectourwinters.ch

I wish you an awesome season, go outside, enjoy the snow and don‘t forget to stay creative – @elenakoenz

Song: Steiner & Madlaina – Statue of His Time
Camera: Irene Schweizer, Corsin Näff

Swiss Snowboard Girls Camp 2016

As every year at the end of the season, the best Swiss female snowboarders gathered at Corvatsch Park to ride with the younger generation. The 6th edition of the Swiss Snowboard Girls Camp was a blast! I helped as a Coach and it was fun to shred through the park with the kids and see them ripping!

 

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Photo by Mariell Vikkisk

 

 

 

Pleasure Jam 2015

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Happy to start the winter season with a 3rd place at the Pleasure Jam in Dachstein. Check out the competition video on Vimeo:

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Looking forward to the Pleasure Jam 2015!

Just a couple Runs at the 2015 Pleasure Spring Session LAAX

Featuring: David Struber, Flavio Pfister, Simon Pircher, Mary Luggen, Elena Koenz, Alex Mosler, Joelle “JJ” Juchli, Eirik Nesse, Michi Schatz.

Film & Edit: Peter Rossner

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