Last year, Volcom and Method had a contest where the winners got a full outerwear set-up. Oh, and an all-expenses paid weekend at the Volcom House in the Arlberg, shredding blower pow in totally secret, locals-only spots to test out said brand new outerwear. Did I mention that Bryan Iguchi and Mike Parillo were there? Yea, I know... not bad, right?
Well this year, we thought we should use the same concept but take it up to 11 and create the most ridiculously amazing contest ever. Now, nobody likes claimers, but think about it, if you won this you would not only get the full outerwear set up, you would also get a sweet team-only Volcom board, you know the ones with the big stone on the base, the ones that aren't available to the public. You know, the board Gigi rides.
Now picture yourself, flossin' your sweet brand new duds and your bossy brand new deck, in one of the greatest snowy playgrounds known to man. You stand at the top of a pristine face, scoping out your line. You find some fluffy looking pillows and look back over your shoulder. First Terje Haakonsen, then Gigi Rüf give you the thumbs up. Terje says, "It's all yours, (fill in your name here), get some".
Sound like a dream? Well, it isn't. Or rather, it wasn't, for our two (extremely) lucky winners: Kalle Ernerudh and Henning Jodnes. This is exactly what happened to them this past weekend in the Arlberg. Okay, it wasn't all-time all the time, we also rode in slush, ice, rocks and LOTS of moguls! But we had a couple of good, deep-ish days. It wasn't the lightest snow ever, but seriously, how often does this kind of opportunity come your way?
Basically there was no pressure, everyone just cruising and having fun, blasting methods off every and anything. We après-ed every day, ate tons of delicious food, got massages, saw amazing photos by amazing photographers, partied in rooms, partied in bars, partied in clubs, bowled, had frequent safety meetings, drank all sorts of spirits, wines and beers, Kalle and Henning were introduced to the Buffalo Club, it was the absolute tits.
Many thanks above all to Volcom and Jan Prokes not only for making this contest a reality but also for taking such good care of everyone, thanx homie. Big ups also to Flo from Hotel Basur and Rene from arl.rock for been such gracious hosts and putting up with our bullshit, you guys are the best.
Enjoy the pix and flix, boys & girls! Who knows, this might be you someday... Stay tuned for the full edit on Method TV in the next few weeks and the full skinny in issue 11.1 of Method Mag!