You’re in a powder-covered valley surrounded by mountains on every side. The pistes are a long way from here.
You’re looking down from one of the mountain peaks, staring at the powder and plotting your line. Do you take on the first cliff drop? Or go around so you can drop the next and hit the kicker beneath?
What we were describing was just a glimpse into the life of a rider on the Swatch Freeride World Tour – the snowboarders and skiiers who trick their way down some of the most terrifying mountain faces in the world.
Luckily for you, even though you may not be able to experience the dizzying heights before dropping in on the Freeride World Tour yourself, Swatch have put together the sick video above, which gives you as good as insight as you’ll ever get from a two and a half minute YouTube video.
The 360 degree insight gives a behind-the-scenes look at life on the Freeride World Tour from the perspective of the 2015 world champion freeride snowboarder Estelle Balet, taking you from the journey up to the drop in, the finish line, the community atmosphere and more.