In the early 2000's, David Vladyka of Absinthe Films and a handful of snowboarders discovered the Col de Cou, a major crossing point on the French-Swiss border used by smugglers after the Second World War. This area with its hilly terrain became a legendary place for freestyle snowboarding. 20 years later, Mat Schaer and David Vladyka still come back from time to time to film, but the immaculate slopes are becoming rare. The excitement of the great freestyle years has given way to the hikers. A new page is being turned.
A short movie reigniting this special area coming soon.
Directed by Julien Roserens
Produced by Absinthe Films
Supported by Jones Snowboards, Region Dents Du Midi, Doodah Store
Edited by Jules Guarneri
Soundmix by Steph Chapelle
Graphics by Raoul Duke
Photo by Michael Cordey, Mat Schaer and David Vladyka