In accordance with Nikolai Schirmer in Topside, ‘the Chamonix slackcountry is every thing however slack.’
This episode of Topside opens on the French-Italian border of Mont Blanc. The wind is howling. You possibly can hear the slight crunch as two skiers steadily bootpack up the backbone of a peak. On both facet of them, the Earth drops 1000’s of ft, far under.
In episode 2 of Topside, skier Nikolai Schirmer offers us a take a look at the early season on the Aiguilles d’Entrèves, circa December 2022. The snow appears to be like nice and the terrain appears to be like completely epic.
And the snowboarding ain’t too shabby, both. Observe alongside, on the uphill “powder prepare,” with just a few native Chamonix legends, plus Schirmer. There are good explanation why snowboarding the face of the Aiguilles d’Entrèves was on Shirmer’s bucket record. Topside is a glimpse into what makes this area such a snowboarding hub.
Does Topside make you would like you have been snowboarding Mont Blanc, Chamonix? Or actually anyplace in France? Us too.
Runtime: 8 minutes