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    Henrik Windstedt's favorite resorts

    Henrik Windstedt's favorite resorts

    Posted by Simon Tjernström

    Photos by Ridebrain

    2019-04-11 09:58

    Few have covered such big parts of the world in the name of skiing as Henrik Windstedt. These are his favorite ski resorts in the world.

    St. Anton

    00e8ed77d60c69f2ded101c1b2cdcbd4.jpegThe best after ski in the world! Naw, just kidding. But it’s so big with all the connecting resorts attached to one another down there like Zurs, St. Christoph and Stuben. There is really good skiing for all types. Good touring and good resort skiing.

    My best memory from St. Anton is when I was there filming with Poor Boyz Productions with Mike Douglas AKA the godfather of freeskiing. I made every trick and he made none, hehe.


    Engelberg

    25685527.jpgIt’s high and snow secure and very easy off piste and fun runs. Nowadays i know myself around Engelberg pretty well which is fun. It’s always fun skiing in Engelberg.


    Revelstoke

    SkiTouring_Revelstoke_RogersPass_Steve-Shannon_5.jpgFun skiing when the conditions are good but also really fun when the conditions are bad because then you can ride the pistes. The pistes in Revelstoke are not many but among the best i’ve ever ridden. Dry snow and never icy. I have never hit an ice patch there. Lots and lots of rollers too and on top of that, the longest run is approximately 1800 vertical meters.

    A good memory from Revelstoke is from last year i did the Freeride World Tour. We where gang skiing about 15 people and doing chinese downhill. We rode on of the steepest slopes that had a lot of rollers throughout. People where flying over me and I was flying over people. I was screaming and laughing the whole way down.


    Squaw Valley

    It’s the only time i’ve ridden with a snorkel but it actually works - Henrik Windstedt reminiscing Squaw Valley
    salmr_hanging-snowfield_9492-1.jpgThe all round feeling in Squaw Valley is nice. It’s not huge but still great. I grew up with the ski movie Walls of Freedom (a lot of it is filmed in Squaw) so I just wanted to shred Squaw growing up. The lift KT22, the lift that runs from the bottom is awesome. Fun runs when it’s powder and fun runs when it’s slush. Small rocks, little chutes. No scary runs but good resort shred.

    A fun memory from Squaw Valley is when it was supposed to snow one meter and I went down to Tahoe City and bought a snorkel. It’s the only time i’ve ridden with a snorkel but it actually works. Totally underestimated skiing with a snorkel.


    La Grave

    New-Temporary-Route-to-La-Grave-Open.jpgFew people, great skiing. The isn’t a single piste there but if you ski with someone who knows the mountain there is tons of fun skiing to be found. If you just walk or traverse a little you reach another couloir or something like that. But you can ski pretty serious terrain as well.

    A fun memory from La Grave is when I and a friend, Chad Seyer was skiing there. We skied the La Voute couloir and it contains a 20 meter rappelle and we did it ourselves. The first and only time i’ve done anything like that without a guide. I know how to do it but it’s always sweet to have a guide setting everything up for you.



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