Thursday, January 23, 2014

Epic TV: Powdcast Ep. 2. Bad Weather Hampers the Start of the Freeride World Tour in Courmayeur

Freeriding is all about showing up, scoping a line and then shredding, right? Well, not exactly. As you will see in the first episode of the new series of POWdcast, there is much more to it than that. Our hero and host, Julien Lopez takes us to Courmayeur in northern Italy for the first stop on the Freeride World Tour. The riders are all there but the conditions aren't. Lack of snow and some nasty fog make scouting lines difficult and Julien spends a tense afternoon on the top of the mountain trying to figure out a winning descent, or maybe just a safe one. Watch all the planning and preparation that goes into putting together a successful run then see Julien try to bring it all to fruition. It's only the first comp of the year but things are already feeling tense. Stay tuned for the next stop of the tour as the riders head to Chamonix and hopefully better conditions.

Powdcast follows pro skier Julien Lopez around the Alps and the world as he competes on Freeride World Tour and rips it up with his buddies. In this series you'll go deep into the life of a pro freerider as Julien travels to some of the most spectacular locations on the planet, experiences the pressure of competition, rides truly awesome terrain, discovers the camaraderie of the freeskiing community and continues the eternal quest for the perfect line. POWdcast will take you on a journey, Julien is your guide - it's time to ride.

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