Girls -Aline Bock-

From the half-pipe to Big Mountain riding, Aline is all about progression in Snowboarding. Since 2009, she has competed in the Freeride World Tour Series, where she became Freeride World Champion in 2010. Nowadays, she is looking for new horizons going further with her splitboard.

Hello, my name is Aline Bock and I have been snowboarding for over 18 years now. In this time it has grown from my hobby to my passion and my job. I have been riding halfpipe and slope style competitions between the age of 14 – 22, but then moved to big mountain freeriding. It has always been so much fun for me to travel to different places, to be out in the mountains and meet other riders with the same passion, to compete, take photos or film and nowadays to be out in the backcountry with my splitboard avoiding the crowds. It’s is a new way of moving in the mountains. It has given me a whole new horizon. Many lines that I have only seen from the slopes are getting

accessible and I love the experience in nature. The last past years I have been competing at the Freeride World Tour winning the title in 2010. It has been a great time with so many new experiences and walks on the wild side. My favorite spot for example on the Freeride World Tour was my very first event in Sochi in 2009, as it was not just a fun contest where I could express myself in my riding style being creative with choosing a line, but more a whole adventure. I met all these amazing people from the Tour for the first time, we had plenty of snow in the the mountain and Russia is just a place where you never know what is going to happen next. I love that! It’s just so different from where I have ever been before.

“It’s a new way of moving in the mountains. It has given me a whole new horizon. Many lines that I have only seen from the slopes are getting accessible and I love the experience in nature.”

Now I have moved on a bit as I have a very large lust for life and new challenges. Since my trip to the Lyngen Alps in northern Norway in early 2012 and also since the equipment has changed over the last few years so much already, my focus in backcountry snowboarding has changed a lot as I would love to discover more places with my new splitboard gear.

I knew Northern Norway already a bit from our past travels and was fascinated by the wide, untouched landscapes, the polar lights and the fjords. Caja Schöpf and I decided to combine our passions for

the ocean and mountain in one trip, traveling to the Lyngen Alps about 500 km north of the polar circle and a short two hour flight from Oslo. It was from shore that we started our daily tours of about 1000-1400 m of vertical elevation. The tough ascents filled with lots of time to think and dream ended with stunning descents back to the ocean. The breathtaking summit crossings, passing by reindeer, the life on the boat and the reality that there was still untouched powder in April made our trip unforgettable.

Photo 1. Splitboarding is all about smiles.
Photo 2.Huge method in the woods.
Photo 3.Ocean and mountain, perfect combination. Pic: Aline Bock
Photo 4.Aline charging hard in the steepness. Pic: Aline Bock

 

“The tough ascents filled with lots of time to think and dream ended with stunning descents back to the ocean. The breathtaking summit crossings, the passing by reindeer, the life on the boat and the reality that there was still untouched powder in April made our trip unforgettable.”

You can find our video here “Untouched North”. This winter I have already planed more Freeriding and Splitboarding trips for example to Kamtschatka and Alaska in March/April. Also with the Völkl Split & Freeride Camps, which are happening for the first time this winter, I am happy to be able to share my passion. Those who would like to join, will get the opportunity to explore the best backcountry resorts on the brand-new Völkl Splitboard from next season’s line 2014/2015, even before it will be available on the market! Marker, Deeluxe and Ortovox will also supply and demo their newest products to test for unlimited freeride fun.

The camps will be set up in some of the best freeriding resorts of the Tyrolean Alps in Austria. Locations reach from the beautiful Gradonna Mountain Resort in Kals to the majestic and massive terrain of the Großglockner Mountain, to powder-pillow-paradise and tree-run heaven in Ski-optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach. If you prefer the high-alpine touring experience, you should join us for a camp in the breathtaking setting up on Hintertux Glacier or another big mountain freeriding and rapelling adventure into amazing steep powder fields up on Stubai Glacier.

The Völkl Split & Freeride Camp Dates 2014:

14-16 March 2014 Gradonna Mountain Resort Kals – Großglockner East-Tyrol
04-06 April 2014 Ski-Optimal Hochzillertal Kaltenbach
11-13 April 2014 Hintertux Glacier
25-27 April 2014 Stubai Glacier
01-04 May 2014 Stubai Glacier

You can read more about Völkl Split & Freeride Camps 2014 with Aline Bock right here. Join us for some great adventures!

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