Courmayeur Mont Blanc and Click On The Mountain celebrate freeriding from 29 Feb. - 5 Mar. 2016, inviting a field of internationally renowned athletes and creatives to Aosta Valley, while freeride camps make the experience accessible for viewers!
February 2016, Courmayeur – Once more, Courmayeur Mont Blanc and Click on the Mountain celebrate freeriding from February 29 to March 5 inviting a field of internationally renowned athletes and creatives to Aosta Valley in order to crown the best amongst them. Freeride camps make the events experience accessible for viewers!
All summer long, the masterminds behind the annual freeride photo competition in Courmayeur have been spinning their brains and came up with an all new concept for the eighth edition of the infamous Click on the Mountain! The underlying idea stays the same: depict the magnificence Courmayeur and the surrounding mountains offer to freeriders and showcase the beauty of both landscape and sport alike. But 2016 it’s not limited to still images only – video will play a crucial role in this year’s edition!
Last year’s “Best Ski Photo: Niky Salencon by Klaus Polzer.
It’s never been an easy task to use the 72 hour long time slot and produce the best and most innovative photo portfolio possible to win the COTM competition, and the teams will have to double their efforts this year: each team consists of 1 photographer, 1 filmer, and 3 riders joining forces to deliver 5 pictures and a 2 minute video edit solely produced around Courmayeur Mont Blanc and during a 3 day window. The Aosta Valley awaits the teams covered in powder and a heli-day, a day up on Punta Helbronner with the new Skyway and the vast freeriding possibilities in the Courmayeur resort provide the perfect playground for athletes and creatives alike.
And what a field of freeskiing, snowboarding, photo and film professionals will find their way to Courmayeur! Monster Energy Athlete Jacob Wester, Swedish backcountry freestyle mastermind will be joined by Tom Ritsch (AUT) while the action of the two will be captured by photographer Ethan Stone (USA) and filmer Sam McMahon (UK). Coming from Spain, filmer Borja Azurmendi and photo artist Pablo Varela Perez will chase Swiss rider Sämi Ortlieb and Domi Rhyner all over the Mont Blanc massif. A French armada featuring Arthur Ghilini (photo), Yan André (film) with riders Christophe Henry and Loic Deschamps will round the field, while snowboarders Simon Gruber (Monster Energy) and Nicholas Bridgman will fly the flag for Italy, teaming up with filmer Marco Morandi and photographer Roby Bragotto. Every team will be joined by a local rider who will show his secret spots to the guys.
Last year’s “Best Snowboard Photo” – Simon Gruber by HIISHII.
It’s an exclusive field gathering at Courmayeur during the week – but you could still be part of the experience: Spend a weekend or even three days in Courmayeur, learn the essentials of skiing off-piste and go freeriding with local guides! All info can be found on the event’s website here.
Join the teams for the public price giving at Jardin de l’Ange and party with them at Poppy’s Club on Saturday, March 5th!
And we are not done yet: till April 10 , share your best skiing and snowboarding pictures on Instagram, tagged with #clickonthemountain in order to win – the 15 best and most liked pictures will be shown on clickonthemoutain.com website and a Jury will choose the best one that will win a special prize by Monster Energy, official sponsor of the event!