What do you do when the world shuts down, you can’t get home but you’re stuck in Austria – land of incredible snow, incredible terrain and incredible people. You do what Roland Morley Brown “RMB” did and go snowboard, a tonne.
RMB and The North Face took the road trip approach – chasing the weather, when the lifts weren’t spinning and hitting the streets. He hit up old, familiar zones, ticking off new goals late into the season. It was a season that kept on giving, and RMB did not say no more thanks.
The first edit is from one of his all time favorite zones in the Zillertal Valley.
“As Covid regulations and lockdowns kicked back in around Europe through late November, lifts were turned off and resorts were forced to shut down until Christmas. Luckily for us though, there was plenty of snow in the valleys and the motivation was there to go out and hit some urban/street spots. I don’t normally shoot this aspect of snowboarding, so I was excited to give it a go”. – RMB.
“Keeping an eye on the weather forecasts, we saw there was a huge low-pressure system circulating over Southeast Austria. With a few days of clear skies forecast after the storm cycle, we knew these days could be some of the best of the season. So, we packed up the car and headed south for 2 days of blower pow and bluebird skies.” – RMB.
“We had been solely riding park for about a week or so and just when we thought spring was on the way, we woke up to bluebird skies and 50cm of fresh snow overnight. I had been looking at this avalanche barrier line all season and when the opportunity to ride it presented itself so late in the season, I had to tick it off.” – RMB
“Late-season pow is the best. Just when you think spring is right around the corner, boom – it snows again. We were treated to a few decent snowfalls in late March around the Zillertal Valley this year and it was really fun getting out and making the most of the late-season powder.” – RMB