Last weekend the elooa BACKCOUNTRY OPENING CAMP presented by NITRO SNOWBOARDS took place on Stubai Glacier. The participants had the opportunity to spend unforgettable days with snowboard pro Elias Elhardt and the elooa guides to be ready for the upcoming Freeride season.
During the day we had perfect weather conditions with bright sunshine. The snow conditions were not that perfect and we couldn ́t find any powder in the backcountry. Therefore Stubai Zoo build us together with Elias a Banked Slalom in the snow park. Next to an intense avalanche saftey weekend we celebrated the first elooa banked slalom contest. The fastest camper won a brand new Elias Elhardt Pro One Off by Nitro Snowboards. On top all participants received an access into the world of backcountry snowboarding and important knowledge. Together with the experienced pro rider Elias, lines were analyzed and taught how to pick the right lines and how to choose jumps in the backcountry. The weekend was also accompanied by our mountain guide who taught avalanche saftey and how to rescue your buddy in emergency situations. Also we made a snow profile to show and teach the participants important knowledge about snow layers and their stability before ending the weekend with a nice backcountry run in the resort.
That ́s why the elooa BACKCOUNTRY OPENING CAMP was a great basis for getting into backcountry snowboarding and to be in perfect shape for the upcoming season. The camp was a lot of fun and we are already looking forward to the elooa BACKCOUNTRY FREESTYLE CAMP with Markus Keller in Montafon from March 31st until April 2nd 2017.
We say Thank You to all sponsors, participants, mountain guides and of course Elias Elhardt for the great experience and a successful premiere at the Stubai Glacier.
Check here all pictures of the Backcountry Opening Camp 2016!
And click below to see the camp video: