Let’s get it started with Austria!! We couldn’t expect better conditions to kick-off the journey: 30 centimeters of fresh snow, an awesome terrain for backcountry skiing and snowboarding and a nice blue sky.

Morning fresh snow !!! - (©Louis Garnier)

Conditions check directly from bed - (©Louis Garnier)

With just enough time to down our first coffee of the trip and to lace up our ski and snowboard boots we’re ready for the first day.

Breakfast - (©Louis Garnier)

Coffee break in Silvretta-Montafon - (©Louis Garnier)

Our freerider Thomas Feurstein guides us around his local spot and shows us the insane potential that Silvretta-Montafon has to offer.

Our local Thomas Feurstein with a sweet tailgrab - (©Louis Garnier)

It’s all a matter of fun between pals - (©Louis Garnier)

Léo smoothly slashing in Montafon… - (©Louis Garnier)

…while Thomas and Janne are cruising in the woods - (©Louis Garnier)

This first stop is also a great opportunity to discover Val and Tim’s lifestyle and the daily operations on their Nomads Bus, our new home for one month.

Let’s figure out how to optimize the space for 10 persons in there - (©Louis Garnier)

Fully equipped kitchen - (©Louis Garnier)

Julo making sure he doesn’t forget anything for the trip - (©Louis Garnier)

We continue on a high note with a new layer of fresh snow in Sankt-Anton-am-Arlberg, a few dozen kilometers down the road from Montafon.

We keep on exploring Austria for a couple of days - (©Louis Garnier)

Deep breath - (©Louis Garnier)

Time for Thomas Feurstein to head to Andorra for a Freeride World Tour stop. Mat Schaer takes over, determined to show to everyone that he is without any doubt the uncontested master of nose butters.

Gnarly nose butter for Mat - (©Louis Garnier)

Emile litteraly bursting - (©Louis Garnier)

3, 2, 1, SENDDD !! - (©Louis Garnier)

Clouds diving for Julo - (©Louis Garnier)

We make the best of those incredible conditions during the last days in Austria, before hitting the road for the second destination of the trip : the Julian Alps in Slovenia.

Enjoy your meal Val! - (©Louis Garnier)

That was a good day in St Anton… - (©Louis Garnier)

Back on the road - (©Louis Garnier)

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Time to move to the Julian Alps. Our local snowboarder Luka Podlogar shows us the authenticity of Vogel, his beautiful home resort perched above the frozen Bohinjsko Jezero lake.