As you have noticed this week, Oxbow’s Back to Powder is on. Rules – or no rules – are simple; freestyle, backcountry kickers, freeride lines and the best skiers and snowboarders on earth. Mike Hopkins and Kye Petersen are there at Arèches’ resort, pretty bright eyed about how chill and perfectly shaped this whole thing is.
Check out Mike’s impressions about this first day just below;
Hey Mike, how do you feel about Oxbow’s Back to Powder?
“What is really great about the Back To Powder is that we are here with snowboarders, I mean, it’s really cool that skiers and snowboarders ride together. We are all here sleeping at the same place, we talk and laugh…I really like riding with my friends, enjoying that moment and seeing all the different skiing styles, I like it.
What is also really cool is that we are judging each other’s, it’s totally different from other competitions.
Shooting and filming means are so big! We can check back on how we scored right after our runs! Awesome!”
What are your season’s projects?
“I’m really looking forward the nest Red Bull event. I want to shoot and film as much as possible and I’m so excited about a freeride session in Chamonix, you can get updates on my website; www.mike-hopkins.com”
What about 2010?
“ I want to stay “injury free”, I don’t wanna mess everything up with, I need this to stay cool and to focus on skiing. Then, I really want to travel as much as possible, travelling is essential ,it has to be linked with freeskiing, I need it.
Concerning my carreer, I want to shoot great photos and land some new tricks. I’m really focusing on freestyle and freeride at the same time.”
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