Volcom's SPOT TO SPOT in AVORIAZ 2021
The early season snow storm that hit the French Alps brought smiles on everyone’s face for Volcom’s Spot To Spot in Avoriaz!
But the huge snow dump also caused delays and queues in the resort, and after the lifts finally opened the event was on with waist deep runs to join the Side Hits challenge!
With kickers and soft landings all along the side of the Combe à Floret run, and the slope being open to contestants only, it was two and a half hours of incredible laps with friends!
No starting order, Pro and Amateurs, Women and Men riding together, cheering on each other action.
To recharge batteries, all participants enjoyed a free BBQ and soup cooked by the infamous Cuisine22, and some refreshments courtesy of Ocean52 water and Lagunitas beers, but unfortunately decision was made to cancel the rail jam at the snowpark in order to run the Pro feature in the village, as the insane snow called for it.
The horde of riders followed the mobile PA and local legend Nico Droz and gathered next to the Mélèze building where a gap/hip was built with a landing on a roof.
After a couple speed check on the tricky run in from event ambassador Arthur Longo and his buddies Sparrow Knox and Morgan Freemason, Arthur finally sent it and opened the show.
As the sun went down, everyone moved to the Electric Après snow at Changabang for more refreshments and the prize giving and the night ended with an impromptu Leopard Ale mini gig at Laury’s Bar in Morzine, celebrating the day and Olivier Gittler’s Bday (strictly following local Covid restrictions).
Huge congrats to the winners, huge thank you to the @avoriaz1800_officiel crew and @Avoriazsz who did an amazing job helping this one go down, and million thanks also to our partners @capitasupercorp @unionbindingco @electric_snow @actsnowboarding @methodmag @woodbrass @lagunitas_fr @_ocean52 @stayhideout
Amateur side hits - Men
1: Mikael De Rose
2 : Honorio Le Fur @honoriolefur
3 : Pierre Jacquemoud @stanyslass
Amateur side hits - Women
Winner: Sophie Raddison @raddison91
Runner up: Kim Martinez @kim.mrtz
Pro side hits – Men
Winner: Moritz Amssüs @moritz.ams 1000€
Runner ups: Simon Maxit @monsy_74 500€ & Arthur Longo @arthur_longo 500€
Hype of the day
Hugo Serrat @serra_hugo 500€
Pro side hits – Women
Winner: Maisie Hill @_maisiehill 1000€
Runner up: Tini Gruber @tinigruber 500€
Hip/ Pro feature
Winner: Arthur Longo @arthur_longo 1000€
Runner ups: Ulrik Badertscher @ulrikbadertscher 500€ & Simon Maxit @monsy_74 500€
Join Arthur Longo and the Volcom team to kickstart the season the best way possible: Chasing endless snowboarding challenges all over the resort the whole day, then jumping straight into a kick ass party with live music at night.
SIGN UP EARLY! Registration is free but limited!
REGISTRATION CLOSES DECEMBER 9 (includes access to all challenges, event tee shirt, BBQ & drinks)
SCHEDULE (WEATHER PERMITTING):
9:00 CHECK IN - TSK ARARE (TOP OF TSD STADE)
9:30-10:30 SPEED CHECK CHALLENGE - SNOWPARK ARARE
11:00-13:00 SIDE HITS CHALEENGE - COMBE A FLORET
13:00 – 15:00 RAIL JAM CHALLENGE AND BBQ - SNOWPARK LA CHAPELLE
15:00 PRO FEATURE CHALLENGE - PRO ONLY - LES MELEZES
16:30 APRES SNOW & PRIZES- DJ FRED & BEERS - CHANGABANG
22:00 AFTER PARTY - LIVE BAND GUADAL TEJAZ & DJ SCOTT NIXON - LAURY'S PUB (MORZINE) - https://guadaltejaz.bandcamp.com/
Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions in France, the concert and after party are cancelled. We are very sorry.
Scroll down for more information about lift passes, accommodations and more !
HEALTH PASS MANDATORY TO ENTER THE EVENT – WE ADVISE YOU TO BUY LIFTPASSES ONLINE
Confirmed riders so far:
Arthur Longo | @arthur_longo
Torgeir Bergrem | @torgeirbergrem
Ludvig Billtoft | @ludvigbilltoft
Lea Baumschlager | @ lea_baumschlager
Kevin Backström | @backstromkevin
Sebbe de Buck | @sebbedebuck
Severin Van den Meer | @severinvandermeer
Ethan Morgan | @morgan_freemanson
Ulrik Badertscher | @ulrikbadertscher
Sparrow Knox | @sparrowknox
Tini Gruber | @tinigruber
Florian Corzelius | @flo_corzelius
Simon Pircher | @simonpircher
Olivier Gittler | @oliviergittler
Josito Aragon | @josito_aragon
Grant Giller | @ggillz
Nico Bondi | @nicobondi10
Roli Tschoder | @rolitschoder
Moritz Amsüss | @moritz.ams
Lorenz Vyslozil | @no_renz
Noah Vicktor | @noah_vicktor
Leon Gütl | @leone_guetala
Mehdi Soltane | @alpasdechiko
Baptiste Gaud | @balistogaud
Maisie Hill | @_maisiehill
Honorio Le Fur | @honoriolefur
Valérian Ducourtil | @valerianducourtil
Lenny Oliver | @stepbronyny
The event, curated by Arthur Longo, Volcom, Avoriaz and Act snowboard magazine, will be held during the Rock On Snow tests days and features challenges celebrating the different facets of snowboarding:
Side Hits, Park, Street and even a speed run, with eventual updates. (Pending final snow conditions)
Finalized program to be revealed later.
Regardless of snowboarding level, everyone will be riding together all day like a large group of friends.
1 to 3-day Avoriaz skipasses valid between December 10 and 12, 2021 for the Rock on Snow event.
Prices: 1 day = 21 € / 2 days = 40 € / 3 days = 57 €.
To order, please visit skipass-avoriaz.com/en/offre/rock-on-snow
For accommodation deals in Morzine contact our partner Hideout hotels:
- 25% Code SPOT2SPOT